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Cambridge Theatre Company celebrates 10 years with exhibition of photos and puppets
Published: 17th November 2011.
Cambridge-bred visual theatre company Gomito Productions are continuing a year of 10th anniversary celebrations with an extraordinary exhibition of photography and puppets.
Thanks to Cambridge City Council’s ‘Changing Spaces’ scheme, Gomito have teamed up with local photographers Liquid Photo to display images from a decade of work in the windows of 18-19 Regent Street from 14th November to 14th December. Alongside the photographs will be some unusual puppet characters who have featured in previous performances including monsters, skeletons, Beethoven, a lobster and even a dinosaur.
The exhibition has also been presented in London and Edinburgh, before returning to the company’s home town. Gomito are known to Cambridge audiences for inventive and unusual productions including their alternative Christmas shows ‘A Toymaker’s Christmas’ and ‘A Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Fish’ a water puppet show which was performed in Lammas Land Pools last year.
This December will see the company embark on their most ambitious Christmas production to date with ‘Woodland’ at Greenwich Theatre. The theatre has given Gomito free reign to transform their cafe into a interactive installation which will host a show for children from the age of 2 during the day.
Artistic Director Amelia Bird is responsible for designing and building the Woodland world and is looking forward to both events. “Having spent the past two years working towards Christmas shows in Cambridge it feels very exciting, if a little strange to be producing something in a different city this year. We were delighted that Changing Spaces were able to offer us a place in our home town to display some of our work and we hope that Cambridge residents will enjoy seeing our puppets close-up. We’re also hoping that if people are considering a visit to London this Christmas, the Woodland in Greenwich Theatre could be on their list of sites to see. The theatre have asked us to go all out in transforming the space and we are working hard to create a magical world for audiences to explore“.
For more information, please visit the Gomito Productions Theatre Company website
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