Blind Summit's

The Table

October 17 - 27, 2013

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A World's Stage production from England
Devised and Directed by
Blind Summit Theatre

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

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