Where: Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
£: 12.95 (10.95)
What is it?
Having performed at the London International Mime Festival earlier this year Faulty Optic will bring Flogging a Dead Horse to Jacksons Lane for two nights only.
Amongst the inkblots, intercoms, coffee rings and pizza, there’s a little doorway down to the deepest, darkest ocean, where the seabed sludge has a similar chemistry to that of the human brain. The brain hosts trillions of neurons and each are playing an endless game of mental ping-pong. Of course, no one really knows any of this as fact.
The creations in this inventive and highly visual show include rather disturbing and disturbed puppets, microscopic films, a deranged kangaroo dentist and two researchers trying to figure out what it is they are researching and indeed if they are who they think they are.
Faulty Optic are renowned for their haunting tales, visual theatre, strange animated figures and dark, humour. Founded in 1987, the company has been breaking down the audience’s concept of adult puppetry ever since.
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