Puppetry theatre show "CELL" to tell story of one man's final adventure (with photo)

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's "From Puppets to Humans" Series will present "CELL", co-produced by Smoking Apples and Dogfish from the UK, in November.
     Nominated for the Peter Brook Festival Award, "CELL" is a collaboration between two up-and-coming companies from the UK. The story follows Ted, who is diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ted decides to go on the trip of a lifetime - and so does his pet fish. He rushes to experience the world, from the markets of Lille to the romance of Venice. This heart-warming and inventive puppetry show tells the story of one man's final adventure to create enough memories to last a lifetime.
     Smoking Apples was founded in 2009 and its team includes Molly Freeman, Matt Lloyd and Hattie Thomas. They discovered a mutual love of puppetry when studying together in Prague. The theatre company has developed a unique style and approach to create an alternative kind of puppet theatre which incorporates disciplines of storytelling, physical and visual theatre. It aims to ignite an adult imagination by sharing beautiful stories about the strengths and intricacies of human nature.
     Dogfish is a new company founded in 2015 by William Jones, who specialises in making aesthetically curious design-led theatre, often using puppets and kinetic sculpture and featuring little or no text.
     "CELL" will be staged at 8pm on November 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on November 12 (Sunday) at the Theatre of Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $160 and $220 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk).
     For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/programs_287.html.
     A post-performance talk (in English) will be held on November 11.

Ends/Friday, September 22, 2017
Issued at HKT 10:30