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Pocket Epics: Puppet King Richard II
11 May 2018 – 18 May 2018
A hit at Brighton Fringe 2017, Pocket Epics “****impishly creative” (TheStage) Puppet King Richard II returns to ONCA by popular demand.
Inspired by Czech animation and 1960’s kids TV, Shakespeare’s verse drama about arbitrary power, regime change, love and trust becomes a hands-on, visually rich show using wooden spoons, fancy gloves and real puppets.
“…as good as anyone you will see perform Richard II on stage. Highlights include a scene completely played by three spoons, a flying segment with a garden fork, bendy reading lamps for spotlights – and you have not really witnessed Shakespeare until you see one glove puppet slap another glove puppet in the face with a glove, in challenge of their honour.” ReviewsHub 4.5****
Created especially for ONCA’s atmospheric basement yard, this is an intimate show and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
A FringeReview Must-See production at 2017 Brighton Fringe, suitable for everyone 12+
Devised and performed by Lucas Augustine & Gregory Gudgeon, directed by Linda Marlowe, designed by Willi Kerr, puppets by Jitka Davidkova & Brigitte Dörner.
Doors and bar from 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm. Show runs 100mins with one interval.
Tickets £12 available via Eventbrite, £8 concession tickets available on request – please contact or 01273 607101 for more information. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note the basement yard is downstairs and not wheelchair accessible.
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