I’m very excited to be presenting TWO awesome and very different new shows at Little Angel’s SUSPENSE Puppetry Festival later this month (click here for more info):

Thinking it and Fainting Friday 25th Oct – 7pm + 9:15pm. Sat 26th Oct – 3pm + 7pm
Tickets: £8. Venue: Pleasance Theatre (StageSpace)

Laundry, Thinking it and Fainting © www.RichardBudd.co.uk

Laundry, Thinking it and Fainting © http://www.RichardBudd.co.uk

A performance that turns everyday mundane tasks – from a mountain of washing up to an overflowing laundry basket – into an extraordinary, visual theatrical adventure using object manipulation, puppetry, lighting and shadow.

Developed during a Puppet Centre residency at Nuffield Theatre and supported by Arts Council England.

Devised, directed and performed by Isobel Smith with Teele Uustani – puppeteer and musical soundscape composed and performed live by Foz Foster.

Christina the Astonishing Tuesday 29th Oct – 7pm. Weds 30th + Thurs 31st Oct – 7pm + 9:15pm
Tickets: £8. Venue: Pleasance Theatre (StageSpace)

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A unique collaboration between artist The Baron Gilvan and puppeteer Isobel Smith. Crossing genres of painting, puppetry and animation Christina the Astonishing explores personal psychotic states and heightened worlds of the foolish artist with references to Christina, Patron Saint of Mental Illness.

Developed out of fledgling ideas during Little Angel Theatre’s INCUBATE programme and supported by Arts Council England.

Devised and directed by The Baron Gilvan and Isobel Smith
Performed by The Baron Gilvan, Isobel Smith and Teele Uustani
Artwork and animations – the Baron Gilvan
Live video mapping – Alex May
Musical soundscape composed by Foz Foster
Choreography – Dorothy Max Prior


NEW COURSE If you’d like to have a go:
Puppetry and Performance 17th November – 22nd November 2013
West Dean College (WD 4224)
More info here

Develop your puppetry and performance skills as you create a short performance based on your chosen Myth, Legend or Fairy Tale. Make a small simple puppet, assemble sets and environments for the puppets to inhabit, explore movement, puppetry techniques and staging to bring your story to life. You are encouraged to perform without words, and work towards a short solo performance. This course is part of the Winter School – Visual Storytelling Week.