14 April 14:00 - 17:00
Company Name: Andy Cannon and Red Bridge Arts
Company Website: www.redbridgearts.co.uk
Space Ape is a new science fiction storytelling performance that will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special Ape.
Once upon a time (approximately twenty years from now) Yorick stands alone, suited up and ready to blast off on his celebrated solo journey to Mars…
Using a range of animated objects, Andy Cannon, Scotland’s leading storyteller for young audiences, tells the story of Space Ape, a new science fiction storytelling production which will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special ape.
Since leaving his award-winning company Wee Stories in 2012, with whom he led many acclaimed productions including Labyrinth and Arthur, writer, performer and professional storyteller Andy Cannon has been creating and performing his own work, including Scota-land, Tales of a Grandson, and Black Beauty. This is Andy’s first visit to the Puppet Animation Festival.
Age Guidance: 7+
Length of Performance: 55 minutes
Andy Cannon is a writer, performer and professional storyteller based in Scotland. During his time as Artistic Director of Wee Stories Theatre for Children, he led many acclaimed productions including the award winning Labyrinth and Arthur. Since leaving Wee Stories in 2012 Andy has been creating and performing his own work which has included Scota-land; Tales of a Grandson; and Black Beauty produced by Red Bridge Arts and the Traverse Theatre. In 2014 he was Creative Director Performance of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
RED BRIDGE ARTS is an ideas-led organisation that aims to provide a supportive structure to stimulate and sustain artists’ development and practice. Since its set up in 2015 Red Bridge has produced and supported Black Beauty with Traverse Theatre; Andy Cannon’s Is This a Dagger? and Tales of a Grandson; Andy Manley’s Night Light and Mikey and Addie; Titus by Jan Sobrie; and Puppet State Theatre’s Leaf by Niggle.
‘One of our most gifted storytellers…Andy Cannon has us spellbound.’ The Herald on Tales of a Grandson
‘A galloping, five-star triumph ★★★★★’ – The Guardian on Black Beauty
“Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff.” The Scotsman on Is this a Dagger?