5 April 13:30 - 16:30
Company Name: Sokobauno Puppet Theatre
Company Website: www.sokobauno.co.uk
A Scottish Folk Drama, all told in rhyme. with skilled glove puppetry and live accordion.
Galoshins battles with his adversary, the mighty Admiral, but their encounter does not end well for our protagonist. A doctor must be found to revive our hero, Dr Brown, the finest and the funniest doctor in the town. As comic routines abound this unconventional medical fixer-upper, who’s partial to a wee fish supper helps bring the play to a happy end. Everyone promises never to fight no more and be as good as brothers as we ever were before!
This culturally significant Lowland Scots folk drama is told vividly by Sokobauno’s master puppeteer Shane Connolly using glove puppetry, live music and rhyme, and is the result of a residency at the Scottish School of Studies Archive. Over the past decade Shane has collaborated with many leading UK companies including NTS, Visible Fictions, Lyceum Theatre, Citizens Theatre, and Vanishing Point. This will be Sokobauno’s twelfth Puppet Animation Festival.
Age Guidance: 5+
Length of Performance: 45 minutes
Sokobauno was formed in 2004 after Shane Connolly’s graduation from A Puppet Theatre Arts Course in Glasgow. Shane has a background in Sculpture, graphic design and is also a professional musician. He spent 3 years with Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers and more recently has been working with Scottish Dance Theatre with tours of Mexico and Brazil for their production of Miann, as well as various experimental folk ensembles.
We have collaborated with many UK companies including NTS, Visible Fictions, Lyceum Thetare, The Citizens Theatre, Vanishing Point, Platform the Bridge and Tramway. Shane has been a regular puppet workshop leader for Puppet Animation Scotland since 2010 and also for The Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre.
Sokobauno have also created their very own touring theatre space in The Little Fawn Caravan have toured throughout the UK. This will be the companies 12th Puppet Animation Festival.