Custard Pie Puppet Company’s colorful Christmas show embodies fully the Christmas mood, featuring Santa’s helpers Dong & Ding. Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and other surprise guests! The show is live and interactive with all the sing-a-long favorites and generates lots of belly laughs from the audience, not to mention little giggles. In a nutshell the Christmas show has everything you want to experience during the festive season – a magical shared experience for friends and family. Details http://nenagharts.com/index.php/event/christmas-crackers-puppet-show/
Mark Down, of Blind Summit Theatre, the creators behind the puppetry in ENO’s Madam Butterfly, talks through the creation and bringing to life of one of the most unforgettable characters in Puccini’s heart-rending story.
For this collaboration between South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company and renowned artist William Kentridge, animated film, live performances, South African-inspired music, and wood puppets are used to present an adaptation of German writer Georg Buchner’s famous, unfinished play of jealousy, murder, and the struggle of an individual against an uncaring society which eventually destroys him. In this version, directed by Kentridge, Woyzeck is a migrant worker in 1956 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The performance is presented in conjunction with the MCA DNA: William Kentridge exhibition.
The ever popular Ding and Dong will henceforth be known as Dong and Ding, the decision was made post lengthy discussions after Dong pondered for some time on the idea that a ‘Ding’ (of a bell for instance) does not necessarily sound before a ‘Dong’ specially if the listener was to join the ‘ding donging’ in mid chime. After much deliberation between Ding & Dong or should I say Dong & Ding it was concluded that the ‘Which name goes first’ scenario should be resolved by a game of Tiddly Winks which finally concluded Dong as the winner. After a little hissy fit and characteristic grumpiness from Ding he conceded and agreed to Dongs name going before his- as he mumbled something about the name change amounting to a effective promotion for Dong, we can only wait and see how it will all pan out over Christmas