Two children meet a beguiling woman by a bridge on their way home from running an errand for mother. She offers them secrects and dancing but only if they can be REALLY naughty. Can their mothers warnings of the arrival of the Catmother ward them off their perilous course?
Catmother is a sinister and comic combination of Victorian cautionary tale, mechanical theatre and live double bass bringing a tale of promise in a cruel world.
In addition a new puppeteer joins the company from the audience for each performance. They follow instructions on a soundtrack to help bring show to life.
The piece is approx 50 minutes long.
The puppets were characterful and exquisitely made and the stage craft highly innovative.
I think it was a fantastic building of the dark and horrific mood, but one that could entertain children but frighten them as well in a safe way, like Dr Who or in the tradition of Mr Punch