Axbridge’s Mumblecrust Theatre are staging HG Well’s The Time Machine

Katie Underhay and Anthony Burbridge of Axbridge are currently on tour with their show based on the HG Wells novel The Time Machine.

Combining storytelling and live music; puppetry and object theatre; history and fiction, Mumblecrust have previously staged The Tale of the Cockatrice, across the UK with support from Arts Council England.

The Time Machine saw its premiere in April 2019 at Theatre Shop, Clevedon, supported by Arts Council England, Theatre Shop and Living Spit’s ‘Shoplifting’ Artist Development Scheme, Take Art’s BARN initiative and Theatre Orchard. 

Co-artistic directors Katie Underhay and Anthony Burbridge work alongside freelancers to create original, compelling theatre for all ages. Katie is an actor, puppeteer and designer. Since graduating from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama she has toured the UK in children’s theatre, created puppets and taught puppetry to all ages. Her other work includes touring with Stuff and Nonsense in the Three Little Pigs, performing in Theatre in Education, and costuming puppets for Three Half Pints and Broken Puppet Theatre Company.

Anthony is a performer, composer and director. His work includes appearing as Davey in Civic Player’s acclaimed rural outreach production Jerusalem, performing as actor/musician in Kickline’s Merlin’s Apprentice, and composing soundtracks for Perceptive Creation’s short films Murder Plot and Walking Shadow.

The pair have collaborated on a number of other projects, including: satirical music video Tawdry Child, Pinecone Penguin’s King Kong the Musical, puppeteering the Mermaid in Luc Mollinger’s creature feature short Battered and co-directing (and creating puppets for) new musical Heartwood.

Hg Wells’ The Time Machine was published in 1895 and has since been made into a film in 1960 and again in 2002. It tells the story of The Time Traveller or narrator who describes to his friends his adventures when travelling into a disturbing dystopian future.

The tour dates:

Monday 21st –  Friday 25th October
Saturday 26th October  – 3:00PM
RUDRY PARISH HALLCaerphilly, Wales
Monday 28th October  – 7:00PM
(Puppetry Workshop – 5:30PM)
Saturday 2nd November  – 11:00AM & 2:00PM

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