"a mightily complex and disturbing meditation for our time"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman
"...captivating puppetry courtesy of Fergus Dunnet"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Wee Review
"Grid Iron has brilliantly transposed this Norwegian tale"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Guardian
"...a majestic elk (represented by a superb puppet by Fergus Dunnet)"
"There is no need for real animals to be on stage when we have Puppet Designer Fergus Dunnet’s flamboyantly fluffy creations: a poodle scuttles on stage mid-way through the performance – half pram, half puppet – a quintessential hybrid of consumerism and artisan craft – an object that crystallises the thematic preoccupations of this piece."
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ EdFringe Review
An illustrated map with featured locations for This Island's Mine, by Simon Brewis.
Part play and part friendly chat around the kitchen table, This Island’s Mine is a story for people living in the towns, cities and villages of Yorkshire’s Aire valley. It’s about memories of growing up here, of leaving and returning, and it’s about how the Airedale shapes us – as river, canal, and railway weave around each other all the way to Skipton.
You can find out more about the project here.
Early stages of the development of a mask character for Andrew Simpsons new performance The Land of Cockaigne.
Tickets for Doppler are available now!
After disappointment last year, Grid Iron have managed to restage their site specific outdoor performance Doppler at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
You can find out more here.
MESS is a bold, playful and emotionally engaging performance for young audiences (age 5-18) with complex additional support needs, and their families.
We have just finished adapting MESS for Covid-secure performances in July-August 2021.
Find out more here.
Produced by - Scottish Theatre Producers
Devisers/performers - Ben Winger, Diane Thornton, Suzie Ferguson, Kerry Cleland, Ronan McMahon, Carmen Pieraccini, Lucy McGreal
Designer/Maker - Fergus Dunnet
Composer - John Kielty
Outside Eye - Anna Newell
MESS-adapted Sound Design - Bal Cooke
MESS-adapted Lighting Design - James Johnson
MESS 2021 Tour Production Stage Manager - Mickey Graham
MESS 2021 Tour Production Photography - Eoin Carey
Creative Consultants - Pupils and Staff at Oaklands School, Edinburgh
Hearts and Minds have just released What do I Need?: Carers Voices, and you can watch this 6 minute film by clicking 'play' above.
Based on their Play Cope Care workshops for carers of people living with dementia at home, and made in collaboration with Glasgow East End Community Carers.
Sound Design and Composition - Susan Bear
Animation - Fergus Dunnet
Project Lead - Rachel Colles
Artistic Direction - Suzie Ferguson
Very excited that Two in a Barrel will be screening at the Edinburgh Science Festival on Saturday 11th June at 10.30am.
Here are some lovely production shots taken by Andy Catlin during the filming of the performance.
Tickets are free and if you miss the premier you can watch the performance on their YouTube channel at any time over that weekend.
Find out more here.
Created and performed by Ruxy Cantir and Sarah Rose Graber
Direction - Tim Licata
Sound Design - Susan Bear
Set and Costume Design - Fergus Dunnet
Are Ye Dancin'? is a solo clown performance inspired by silent movies, variety shows and Glasgow’s iconic dance halls.
Developed as part of the Tron Theatre's Suitcase Stories, and performed socially distanced in private gardens.
Created by Diane Thornton
Design - Fergus Dunnet
Choreography - Ruth Mills
Outside Eye - Suzie Ferguson
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