A puppet girl struggling with her disabled part splits herself in two, casts off her disabled part and banishes it to the room of forgotten limbs. A Man falls from normality, breaks and reforms. As they go on their quests to find a sense of wholeness they navigate a dark world, encountering many characters on their way: a wise bug; fragmented and broken bodies; singing mouths in jars and silence. Mixing puppetry, mask and song, we will tell the freakish metamorphic tale of us. Audiences will be lead through a multi-sensory, interactive, Kafkaesque, telling of Pinocchio as never seen before.
Click here to watch our Awake film
In early February 2016, members of the public were invited to call into Limerick’s iconic Park Kiosk, have a cuppa and a chat with Emma Fisher (puppeteer) and Ann Blake (musician). From these conversations the following song and shadow puppet short film, AWAKE, was made.
Emma Fisher: Animation and Puppet maker
Ann Blake: Song writer/ Vocals/ Musician
David Blake: Vocals/ Musician/ Recording /Mixing
Dominik Kosicki: Camera Man/ Editor
Kevin O’Keefe: Oil Painter
Spun Promo Long
Spun is a story of friendship and imagination, told through puppetry, animation and song.
Sail to sea, fly through the air, cast a star to the skies and along the way make friends with turtles and giraffes…
Come with Ciaran and his imaginary friend Piedva the spider on their magical adventures.
Based on a book by Emma Fisher and Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir and directed by Liz Walker of Invisible Thread Theatre of Animation.
Spun is a story of friendship in unlikely places, adventure and fun, told through puppetry, animation and song.
Take a ride in a bathtub with Ciaran and let Piedva the spider spin you new adventures. Sail to sea, fly through the air, hold a star and meet turtles, giraffes and acrobatic children.
For children aged 2-6 yrs and their families.
Based on the illustrated book Spun by Emma Fisher & Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir.
Presented by Beyond the Bark Puppet & Installation Theatre.
Director: Liz Walker
Performers: Emma Fisher & Ann Blake
Venue: 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick
Runs until 16th October.
Spun is funded by Limerick City of Culture under the Made in Limerick strand.
Venue: Out of the Blue, Limerick Milk Market at 10am, 12pm and 2pm Duration including workshop 1 hour. Workshop places limited to 10 so please book at firstname.lastname@example.org
14th October at 7pm , 15th & 16th October at 10am and 12 noon at 69 O Connell Street, Limerick
Ticket price: €8.00 Group discount: €6.00 (for groups of more than 10)
I keep them in my umbrella,” said the Star Keeper.
Sail through the sea, fly through the sky, land on a mountain, free the stars and along the way make friends with giraffes, turtles and acrobatic flying children. Come with Ciaran on a magical adventure through his imagination with his faithful friend, Piedva the spider, and his trusty bath tub. Spun is a story of friendship in unlikely places, a story of adventure and fun, told through puppetry, animation and song.
Directed by renowned international puppeteer Liz Walker.
Based on the book “Spun” by Emma Fisher and Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir.
For children aged 2-6 and beyond.
Be sure to book early as numbers are limited to 80 per show.
Director: Liz Walker, founder of Faulty Optic Puppet Company (UK), Artistic Director of Invisible Thread
Writer, Set, Puppet & Costume Design: Emma Fisher
Animation / Graphic Design: Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir
Production Manager/Stage Manager: Mags O’Donoghue
Lighting Design: Katherine Graham
Sound Design: John Greenwood
Producer: Maeve Butler
Set Builder: Gearóid O hAllmhuráin
Design Assistant: Susan Lynch