Friday, January 06, 2006

Púca Puppets making Coraline

Púca Puppets making Coraline
Some exciting news from Neil Gaimans Blog.
Púca Puppets are going to be doing a theatrical puppet version of Coraline.
I cant wait!

Development of ‘Coraline’, Púca’s next show for older children and adults, continued throughout the year. A co-production with Éigse, Carlow, and in association with Project Arts Centre, Dublin, it is based on Neil Gaiman’s dark contemporary fairytale of the same name. Plans are afoot to bring it to the World Puppet Art Festival, Prague, as well as an Irish tour Summer/Autumn 2006. Director Sue Mythen and performers Margot Jones, Niamh Lawlor and Joe Moylan, did a week’s exploration of the story in Dec ’04 assisted by the Abbeyonehundred. This year artists, Fiona Dowling and Slavek Kwi joined the team for intensive development of script and design, including consultation with children and child psychologists. This was thanks to an Arts Council bursary, and a Dublin City Council Award.

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