Pulling the strings on a unique show

Puppetry and amimation combine in Plucked at Harrogate Theatre.
Puppetry and amimation combine in Plucked at Harrogate Theatre.

A MAGICAL world of puppetry, live art and animation is in the offing when Perspex Invisible Threadreturn to Harrogate Theatre this month.

Formerly known as Faulty Optic, the successful touring company return to the Harrogate Theatre Studio on Tuesday, September 27 with their brand new production.

Caleld Plucked, the new show, follows a woman’s journey from beauty to beast and beyond.

Drawing on images and themes from life and myth, Plucked blends live video-feed painting, puppetry and animation to tell a very real fairy tale that is scary, haunting, funny and tragic.

Prepare to escape normality, suspend your disbelief and enter the magical world of Invisible Thread.

Boasting a national and international reputation for their unique brand of visual theatre Invisible Thread embrace dark, macabre humour to present surreal adult puppetry of the highest quality.

Invisible Thread was formed in 2011 by Liz Walker as one of the two companies created out of the split of the internationally renowned puppet and visual theatre company Faulty Optic.

Liz was a founding partner and joint artistic director of Faulty Optic and toured extensively presenting their shows in most Western European countries as well as Canada, America and Indonesia.

Renowned for creating worlds unique to the puppet characters which inhabit them, they garnered huge praise from audiences and critics alike for their eccentric and often shocking imagery, which was combined with dark, ironic but warm humour.

l Tickets costing £12 (with concessions) can be booked securely online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk or through the Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502 116.