Dramaturgy by Adam Peck
Directed by Emma Williams
Designed by Dik Downey and Vicky Andrews
Puppets by Dik Downey, Emma Powell, Vicky Andrews and Rebecca Prior
Set by Dik Downey, Bristol Old Vic scenic workshop, Lucy Rogers and Tim Lane
Performed by Dik Downey and Adam Blake
Lighting Design by Anna Barrett
Sound Design by Simon Preston
Costume Design by Jenny Reeves
Produced by Vicky Andrews
Following a successful premiere earlier this year, award-winning theatre company Pickled Image are delighted to be on home turf at the Tobacco Factory Theatre to present their new show The Shop of Little Horrors, a dark, twisted tale that combines the companies’ trademark macabre puppets, and weird and wonderful masks with rich storytelling and black comedy.
The Shop of Little Horrors follows the story of proprietor Albert Grimlake of Grimlake’s Emporium of Novelties a dilapidated shop on the outskirts of Nowhere, a place where corny magic tricks and strange puppets collect dust and cobwebs.
Albert is a man obsessed with puppets, particularly ventriloquist dummies – each face lovingly crafted by his own hand, and bearing an uncanny resemblance to customers, friends and family long gone. But Grimlake is growing old and knows he won’t last forever. He has no son, no successor. Time is running out to find someone to keep the Emporium open….
Following the success of acclaimed productions that have been performed at the Tobacco Factory Theatre including Hunger, Houdini’s Suitcase and Late Night Wolf Tales, Pickled Image returns with a deliciously dark show that will have you on the edge of your seats.
The Shop of Little Horrors is produced in association with The North Wall, Oxford and is supported by Arts Council England.
Talking about the production Vicky Andrews (co-founder of Pickled Image and producer of The Shop of Little Horrors) said:
‘”We are really excited to be taking The Shop of Little Horrors out on the road. It went down a storm with audiences at The North Wall and The Met earlier this year. The puppets have already freaked people out in our workshop, and we are confident they will have the desired effect of scaring people out of their wits on the show! “
TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRE
Monday 04 –Saturday 09 November, 8pm
Tickets: £14 (£11)
Box Office: 0117 902 0344