The Sex Lives of Puppets
Blind Summit’s new show “The Sex Lives of Puppets” offers a snapshot of puppet love in contemporary Britain…
Address:Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
Post code:SE1 6BD
Tickets:£18 Standard / £14.50 Concessions / Pioneers' Preview (4 Jan) £10
Open hours:Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
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DescriptionBlind Summit is a theatre company notorious for using puppets to address unlikely subjects. Now, they invite audiences to dive under the covers to shed light on “the sex lives of puppets” and try to answer some important questions including:
What do puppets look like naked?
Fancy some no strings sex?
Ummm … what are you doing with your hands??
The Sex Life of Puppets is a multi-layered piece of theatre. On the surface, offering a fun and frank exploration of puppet desire at the hands of their Dionysian puppet-masters, and on a deeper level engaging skilled puppetry to express human moods, fears, worries, hang-ups and desires that will immediately resonate with its audience.
Co-writers/directors Ben Keaton (Perrier Award Winner, Father Ted) and Mark Down (Artistic Director of Blind Summit Theatre), take inspiration from real-life responses, to lead an impish cast of improviser puppeteers, and a veritable smorgasbord of different puppets to explore sex and humanity, and – of course – to expose the underbelly of puppet eroticism.
By Tube:Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the London Southbank University exit.
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people
There is ground level access to all areas of the theatre and there is an accessible toilet. For most productions, row A is at the same level as the playing space, and each row behind it is one additional step up. There are two wheelchair spaces available in each auditorium in the front row, which are bookable online. If you cannot see a vacant wheelchair space on the seating plan for your preferred performance, please contact the box office. If you will be transferring out of your wheelchair into a theatre seat then we advise booking a seat in the front row at either standard or concession rate. Our front of house staff will take care of your wheelchair in the bar area. Seating in The Little theatre at Southwark Playhouse Borough is unallocated however if you would like to reserve a specific seat due to access requirements, contact the box office. Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatres. We recommend booking or requesting an aisle seat, or alternatively our staff are happy to dog-sit for you.