The “confusing, awkward and beautifully-naïve time of adolescence” is captured in a new show heading for Chichester and Brighton.
Little Bulb Theatre and Farnham Maltings present the autumn 2011 UK tour of Operation Greenfield, performed by Clare Beresford, Dominic Conway, Eugenie Pastor and Shamira Turner.
Operation Greenfield fast became a success at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, gaining nominations for a Total Theatre, Holden Street and Stage Acting Excellence award as well as going on to win a prestigious Herald Angel.
Somewhere in middle England four unlikely teenagers are preparing for judgement day with ladders, Elvis and Forest Fruits squash - Stokely’s annual talent competition is nigh.
Spokeswoman Janice Brittain said: “With a stage full of instruments and an eclectic mix of recorded music, Little Bulb Theatre capture the time of adolescence, the time when the once-simple beliefs you held dear need re-adjusting to face the complexities of adulthood.
“Once again Little Bulb return to the idea of growing up with a study of faith and friendship and their most ambitious exploration so far on the interplay between music and theatre.
“Since forming in 2008 Little Bulb Theatre have gone on to create a diverse and stylistically vibrant body of work taking in large-scale theatre pieces to small intimate experiments in dimly-lit caverns and everything else in between. They are passionate about fusing more traditional theatrical forms such as character acting and dramatic structure with elements of devised visual and musical performance thereby creating fresh, live experiences that with humour and sadness will touch, startle and entertain.
“They are committed to developing devised and physical theatre performances which explore and illuminate minute human details that, in a world so big, are easily swallowed up. Little Bulb combine innovative puppetry with high-energy ensemble storytelling alongside beautiful imagery and homemade music.”
Performances are: The Showroom, Chichester, October 6, 7.30pm (01243 781312; www.theshowroomchichester.co.uk) and The Basement, Brighton, October 20
7.30pm (01273 699733; www.thebasement.uk.com).