What should I see?
Not sure how to plan your festival? We’ve asked two members of Little Angel Theatre to give you some pointers:
With over 25 companies to choose from, it might be a little daunting deciding what to see. That’s why we have broken the programme up into four threads – four stories or groupings of stories to help you decide what to see:
Wisdom and Wonder
Inspiring, moving and touching stories. Revel in the beauty of life, the complexity of our very human relationships and the things in life which divide us from ourselves.
- Ubu and the Truth Commission by Handspring Puppet Company
- End Games by Moving Stage
- D-Generation by Sandglass Theater
- Do You Mind? by BearDog
- OUTPOST by Green Ginger
- In Our Hands by Smoking Apples
- Buttons by Sort of Theatre
- The Husband by Susan Beattie
- 3 Stages for Lazarus by Christopher Leith
Skulls and Skeletons
Dive into an ethereal and atmospheric collection of stories. Shriek at the unearthly, the inhumane, the lewd and depraved. Take control over a puppet’s destiny and get wrapped up in suspense.
- Kwaidan by Rouge28 Theatre
- Biting the Dust by Grist to the Mill
- The Puppet Whisperer by Theatre-Rites
- Gated Community by Handheld Arts
- The Seed Carriers by Stephen Mottram’s Animata
- The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak by Wattle & Daub
Fairies and Goblins
Enter strangely familiar worlds where nothing is quite what it seems. Where love is found in mysterious and unlikely objects, and modern day life becomes a commonplace fairy-tale.
- The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs by The Clockwork Moth
- Sleeping Beauty by Compagnie Askelere
- Beatrice by Tidsrum Theatre
- The Jabberwocky by Little Angel Youth Theatre
- The Icebook by Davy & Kristin McGuire
- The Fantastical Tale of the Boy on the Run by FLYING DUTCHMAN
- Death Puppet Klezma Jam by Mirth & Misery
Trick or Treat
It’s nearly Halloween. Are you ready to let your hair down and treat yourself to a bloody good night out? These shows are filled with debauchery, cabaret, clowns, music, shadows and of course, a whole host of nightmarish puppets plus a dose of audience bravery.
- The Black Hoods Cabaret by Knuckle and Joint
- Punched by Touched Theatre
- Paper Cut by Yael Rasooly
- Coulrophobia by Pickled Image
- The Matthew Robins Show by Matthew Robins
- Don Quijote by Emma Frankland & Keir Cooper
- Animo by Improbable
What if I want to learn more about the shows and meet the people who made them?
suspense 2015 features a huge array of post-show discussions, lectures and discussions – all of which are completely free to attend. See the programme here.
Sounds great, but I’d love to gain some new skills and receive training from the artists that are performing as part of the festival – can I do that?
You’re in the right place. suspense 2015 has invited a number of world class artists to give workshops and masterclasses alongside their shows. Learn about improvisation, directing… and much more. Click here for more details.