The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter

By The Object Project

Unhinged puppetry for adults and older children from Marc Parrett and The OBJECT Project, makers of Pixiematosis

Somewhere out there, in the murky no-man’s-land between reality and ‘are you pulling my leg?’ there’s a mechanical island inhabited entirely by dads. Bodged together out of mangled metal and broken dreams, dad island is a flawed coping mechanism that barely manages to hold itself together. Then one stormy night, a tiny barnacle encrusted bottle floats into the harbour with a crumpled note inside which reads, ‘remember me?’

The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter is a strange sort of odyssey. A woozy universe of messy minds and monstrously fishy metaphors.

Overloaded with puppets, props and machines, it is unquestionably the latest production from Leeds’ own The OBJECT Project (the company that may or may not have traumatised you with Pixiematosis).

Further Information for The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter

Start time 7.30pm

Running time approx 75 minutes

Recommended for ages 14 and up. (Contains very strong language and exploding dads.)

There is a fully stocked bar at the venue serving drinks and snacks.

Additional Access

All performances have unreserved seating. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to get into the auditorium. If you require the front accessible row or step-free access, please book Accessible tickets.


Ticket price £14.00

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