The Parachute and Watch the Ball
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The Parachute and Watch the Ball

Presented by: Stephen Mottram

Sat 3rd Feb 2018

Price: £12.00 - £15.00

Running time: 55 minutes

Ages: 10+

The Parachute is a funny and mesmerising tale about youth, love and confronting old age. With little more than an armful of white tipped wands, master-puppeteer Stephen Mottram conjures characters from nowhere. He plays with the way our brains make sense of things we see and stealthily reels us into a world of movement and illusion, populated by ephemeral, joyous figures.


Watch the Ball sends us scurrying down neural pathways old and new in a short, magical piece about the suspension of disbelief.


A sell-out success at this years London International Mime Festival, these two new pieces by Stephen Mottram fuse artistry with neuroscience and demonstrate the magic of puppetry as a story-telling medium. The soundscore is by Stephen’s regular collaborator, Sebastian Castagna.


“Mottram takes the craft of puppetry to a level of sophistication that makes you gasp with the cleverness of it” - The Independent on Sunday


Further Information

Recommended for ages 10+


  • Adult: £15.00
  • Concession: £12.00

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