Get up-close and personal with Boogaloo Stu’s Puppet Paramour theatre show…
**** “A simple, delightful idea”
– Critics Choice Award, Fringe Guru
**** “Sweet. Simple. A ray of rainbow sunshine on a wet weekend”
– Latest 7
**** “I can’t recommend enough a trip to Stu’s eccentric puppet land”
– Broadway Baby
Puppet Paramour is one-to-one session of craft activity and psychic surgery to create your ideal partner in sock-puppet form; the finished puppet is made by Stu for you to keep and treasure after the show.
Puppet Paramour usually takes place in Stu’s custom-built Victorian bathing machine commissioned for Dip Your Toe*, with the exterior façade of this delightful traditional structure festooned and studded with colourful sock puppets, to resemble a theatre in miniature.
Combining elements of seaside fortune-teller, marriage counsellor and Blue Peter presenter, Stu invites participants to sit inside the cosy, intimate, curtain-lined interior of the hut, and poses a variety of questions about their partner. What is their name? Eye colour? Hair colour? Distinguishing features? How did you meet? By asking questions about their partner, Stu allows you to open up and reveal your hopes and dreams for happiness.
Equipped with it an array of craft materials, and with scissors and glue gun at the ready, Stu creates your sock-puppet form as the conversation flows.
The show is available for touring opportunities, festivals, parties or events, (with or without the Bathing Machine). Click here for further information about how to book Puppet Paramour for your event.
Recent and forthcoming performances include Nuit Blanche in Amiens, Brighton Fringe, Shoreditch Festival, Milton Keynes Fringe, Brighton Pride and Latitude Festival.
*Puppet Paramour was originally presented as part of Brian Lobel’s “Cruising For Art” event in December 2011. It was subsequently commissioned by the Nightingale Theatre, Marlborough Theatre and Brighton Fringe as part of the critically acclaimed Dip Your Toe project, with additional support from Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council.