A beautiful puppet story for older children comes to the egg this month from 13-15 October, as Make Mend and Do present The Missing Light, a moving and technically stunning story, blending puppetry, music, film and live animation.
When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbor, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey and find out what might lie within their futures.
Make Mend and Do is an award-winning international theatre company, founded and run by actor and theatre-maker Mark Arends. The Missing Light, described by The Times as ‘imaginative and exquisite’, has been written and directed by Mark, and premiered at the Old Vic Theatre, London last year. His other works include the pedal-powered show At The End of Everything Else, and the award winning Something Very Far Away, all of which have received sold out London runs as well as touring nationally and internationally.
As an actor, Mark has performed in theatres across London, the UK and Europe, including playing the title role in Hamlet at the Trafalgar Studios, Winston Smith in 1984 at the Almeida Theatre, and Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona at the RSC. He appeared at the Theatre Royal Bath opposite Brenda Blethyn in 2008 in the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie.
Tickets cost from £6.50 from the egg reception on 01225 823409, the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk
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