The Black Hoods Cabaret

The Black Hoods Cabaret.

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Cabaret performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. A puppet cabaret for adults that will charm you into darkness and mayhem, as a pair of calamitous puppeteers manipulate a variety of disturbed and troubled puppets. Revel in a cabaret with a lot of sarcasm, self-deprecation and slapstick amongst many bizarre happenings! '[It's] as if the puppeteers had slipped down the nearest available back alley and cannibalised any detritus they could find... Performed with real love and vitality' (PuppetCentre.org.uk). 'Unique' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

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Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. A puppet cabaret for adults that will charm you into darkness and mayhem, as a pair of calamitous puppeteers manipulate a variety of disturbed and troubled puppets. Revel in a cabaret with plenty of sarcasm, self deprecation and slapstick amongst many bizarre happenings!

The Black Hoods Cabaret is full of an assortment of physical comedy and dark humour. Nurtured and created by Knuckle and Joint theatre company, The Black Hoods Cabaret has been performed in shorter versions at comedy and cabaret clubs over the UK and sold out at last year's International Youth Arts Festival! It will be the world premiere of The Black Hoods Cabaret at the Fringe and will go on to tour in Spring 2016.

Knuckle and Joint Theatre Company is run by Joint Artistic Directors, Peter Morton and Rebecca O'Brien; a Kent based duo specialising in intricate puppetry design and dynamic puppetry performance. Peter has worked with National Theatre; delivering their educational War Horse workshops and is Puppet Designer for Sparkle and Dark's I AM BEAST also at the Fringe this year. Rebecca works mainly in TIE touring around schools in London and surrounding counties. Both are available for interviews and can write columns about their time at the fringe.

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