Puppets used to tell the tale

PUBLISHED: 17:29 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:07 15 June 2010

When a junior devil is in need of a holiday where does he go? Discover what comes to light as a remote village becomes The Last Resort. Strangeface Mask Theatre Company unveils its production on Saturday, February 28, at Axmouth Village Hall.

When a junior devil is in need of a holiday where does he go?

Discover what comes to light as a remote village becomes The Last Resort. Strangeface Mask Theatre Company unveils its production on Saturday, February 28, at Axmouth Village Hall. For the last four years Strangeface has been running workshops, making masks and performing with its touring company, which has gone from strength to strength with The Last Resort.

This darkly comic folk tale is suitable for anyone aged nine up - adults and young people alike. Described as a vibrant mix of Spitting Image and The Brothers Grimm, this Faustian folk-tale is told with mask, puppet and an original score, played live. The mix of music ranges from folk with an east European flavour, to moments of classical and jazz intermixed with stranger, more haunting sounds.

You can have a closer look at this musical box for yourself. Part of Strangeface's unique style is to invite the audience on to the stage at the end of the show to have a go with masks and puppets, or just ask a question.

During this national tour The Last Resort will be seen in a variety of venues nationally from grand old theatres to village halls and from Launceston, Cornwall, to Stornoway, Scotland. The show had an initial run in spring 2008 including dates at Theatre Royal, Margate, The Brook, Chatham, and Trinity in Tunbridge Wells. Press and audience alike praised it's "wit and originality", comparing the production to the West End puppet hit Avenue Q - "a lovingly created story with live music and an artistic appearance that remains etched on your memory".

Tickets for The Last Resort cost £8 for adults and £5 for concessions/children. They are available from (01297) 20679. The show starts at 7.30pm.


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