CST Insider - October 2013

CST Welcomes the UK’s Blind Summit


Video: Meet Moses, star of The Table


About Blind Summit
Blind Summit Theatre are puppetry innovators. The company was formed in 1997 by Mark Down and Nick Barnes to reinvent traditional Japanese Bunraku for contemporary western audiences. They present new puppets in new places in new ways to new audiences, seeing puppetry as a radical part of the reinvention of theater in our time.

The company now runs under Artistic Director Mark Down and, as well as continuing to tour The Table around the world, they are creating a new production: The Puppet Monologues. Other upcoming productions include Madam Butterfly (English National Opera) at the London Coliseum this Autumn, and A Dog's Heart (Complicite and English National Opera) at Opera De Lyon from January 2014.

Past productions include: The Magic Flute (Bregenz Festival); The Heads (London International Mime Festival at Soho Theatre); London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (Danny Boyle); 1984 (Battersea Arts Centre and national tour); The Call of the Wild, Low Life (international tour); Madam Butterfly (director Anthony Minghella, English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera); A Dog’s Heart (Complicite, De Nederlandse Opera, English National Opera, La Scala); Kommilitonen! (Royal Academy of Music and Julliard, New York); Faeries (ROH2); El Gato Con Botas (Broadway: Gotham Chamber Opera, Tectonic Theatre Project); Shun-kin (Complicite, Setagaya Theatre Tokyo, Barbican); Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Holy Flying Circus (BBC4); Greenland (National Theatre); On Emotion (Soho Theatre); His Dark Materials (Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse); Cherevichki (Garsington Opera); Ramayana (Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic), Shakespeare Staging the World performance (Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Museum); Real Man Pirate PuppetryMartin’s WeddingThe SpacemanMr China’s Son and Tramping the Boards

Read the critical acclaim for The Table




Up and Coming:

Cyrano de Bergerac
September 24–November 10, 2013

The Table 
October 16–27, 2013

The Merry Wives of Windsor
December 3, 2013–January 19, 2014

February 6–March 23, 2014 

Road Show
March 13–May 4, 2014

Short Shakespeare!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
February 22–March 22, 2014

Tristan & Yseult
March 30–April 13, 2014

Henry V
April 29–June 15, 2014

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