DANCING WITH THE DARKNESS, BUTOH, SHAKESPEARE, AND THE MACABRE
Submerge yourself in the delights of our 1800s taproom; dance, sing, gamble, and cheat through this decaying world. Swig a London porter and become the hero, or swill bathtub gin and relish in the carousel. This night promises to thrill with award-winning clown, puppetry and cabaret. Lose yourself with The Swell Mob.
Flabbergast presented their first ever exploration into narrative text at Wilton's Music Hall this summer with two incredibly well attended shows. With just one week of rehearsals we undertook a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth applying our working method and history of puppetry, physical theatre, and clown; exploring mask work for the first time we created a visceral and vibrant retelling of Macbeth over 90 minutes which included an exploration into live music and soundscaping.
'the best piece of physical theatre i have ever seen'
'impressive...90% of plays are incredibly worse with a lot more time of rehearsals.'
'the most brilliant production of Macbeth that I have ever seen....an incredible ensemble...rehearsed for ONE WEEK and absolutely smashed it.'
Future plans include an international tour including Australia and America, a London run in an off west end theatre and national UK touring.
So many wonderful reviews from this year at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Along with these the show was listed by The Sctosman as
'Top 6 comedy shows to see', 'Top 5 pick of the fringe' and 'Top 5 Weirdest shows to see'.
Welcome our new shiny touring Bus or as we call it...The Illustrious Perambulating Omintorium, purveyor of Theatrical Delights!
Very relevant to the times we live in. Lovely to see our puppeteers and puppets doing their stuff!
Having recently shot a fantastic video for the launch of Plan B's new single 'In The Name of Man' here is a peek behind the scenes. Explaining about the artistic choices for the shoot and why our puppetry and puppets were chosen.
The video is set to be released soon with the single already being called 'One of the best records out there'. It is a collaboration we are immensly proud of. Enjoy.