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    The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter

    The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter

    • 01 May -
      02 May 2024
      01 May - 02 May 2024

    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).

    Written and designed by Marc Parrett
    Additional material provided by Tash Hudson
    Rehearsal director Frances Merriman

    The OBJECT Project is based in Leeds and is curated by former Bristol resident, Mr Marc Parrett. Marc is a puppetry director, designer, performer and maker. He also lectures in puppet manipulation and object theatre. Marc has performed across the UK, Europe and Australia and has previously created puppets and directed puppetry for Aardman Animations, BBC3, Leeds Playhouse, Green Ginger, Egg Theatre Bath, Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Bird in the Hand, Bristol Old Vic, Travelling Light and Sally Cookson.

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    • RUNNING TIME1hr 15mins + post-show exhbition (30mins)
    • TICKETS£12 (£10 conc.)
    • VENUE

    (Contains very strong language and exploding dads)

    • “There is a lot of love in this show. Surprises delightful and traumatic. Laughter and horror. I highly recommend it.”

      Audience Reaction on Pixiematosis
    • “We absolutely absolutely loved this show! The whole universe was in the room and we were captivated from beginning to end.”

      Audience Reaction on Pixiematosis
    • “Such an incredible show! I’m still digesting it.”

      Audience Reaction on Pixiematosis

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