SUSPENSE30 October - 8 November 2009SUSPENSE: London Puppetry Festival ‘09 is the first festival of puppetry totake place across London for over 25 years. All the work programmed is for adults. Over 10 days a range of performances, masterclasses and symposia will take place at 7 venues across the capital.
SUSPENSE will explode the myths that currently surround puppetry in that country, proving that puppets aren’t just for kids. It will showcase adverse range of contemporary work from UK and international practitioners, bringing puppetry to new adult audiences. Puppetry is going through a renaissance in the UK with productions such asWar Horse by the National Theatre, Anthony Minghella’s Madam Butterfly forthe ENO, Avenue Q and the RSC’s Venus and Adonis (in association withLittle Angel Theatre) revealing how sophisticated, irrational, grotesque and potent the artform can be. The work programmed for SUSPENSE represents not only the changing landscape of puppetry in the UK but a challenge to the way theatre is made – opening new doors of expressiveness. ..... For our friends across the big pond this is certainly something you won't want to miss.