|Date:||9 May 2009|
Blind Summit - Low Life
£10 / £7 concessions
A truly unmissable cabaret of people with hang-ups and puppets with hang-overs...
Inspired by the short stories and poems of Charles Bukowski, the "Poet Laureate of Skid Row", puppet innovators Blind Summit take us to a desperate, gin-soaked bar full of deadbeats and losers. Making no attempt to conceal themselves, Blind Summit's puppeteers skilfully bring their puppet co-stars to life to tell their dark and drunken stories.
A man dances a love duet with a beer glass, a washed-up starlet drinks to forget, Bud the action-hero-plumber is literally drowning in drink and Jack Belane, tiny private detective, totally screws up a case. These are the characters of the 'Low Life Cabaret', where puppets tell their tales to a soundtrack of the gravelly Tom Waits.
'Mad, bad and beautiful in equal measure.' **** Guardian
'If puppetry is ever to be the next rock 'n' roll, these animators may well be its front men.' ***** Time Out
As part of the 'A Night Less Ordinary' free tickets scheme, we have set aside a number of free tickets for young people under 26 for ALL festival events, on a first come first served basis. Please contact the box office for further details
|Who can attend:||Anyone|
|Associated staff:||Alice Booth, Matt Fenton|
|Organising departments and research centres:||Centre for the Advanced Study of Contemporary Performance Practice, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Literature and Popular Culture, PALATINE - Performing Arts Learning & Teaching Innovation Network , Performativity Research Group, Theatre Studies|