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Galaxy-wide adventure unfolds from the contents of a broom cupboard in Worthing
Shadow puppeteer Jeff Achtem uses the contents of a cleaning cupboard to create a shadow universe made from bits of rubbish when he visits Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on July 3 with his new imaginative show Slapdash Galaxy.
Jeff is the award-winning creator of Swamp Juice and Sticks Stones Broken Bones and now, using home-made props, he tells the tale of Sam and Junior, two brothers who must flee their war-torn planet and embark on an epic journey across the galaxy.
As the two boys join forces to battle the treacherous creatures which are loose in the universe, the unique style of story-telling litters the stage with household items and puppets which are combined with special effects and an evocative soundtrack to unveil an immersive show. It has been designed for children of all ages, although younger theatre-goers may find some scenes frightening.
Using cardboard characters, a home-made giant spaceship, a balloon monster, soap-bubbles, giant smoke-rings and more, Slapdash Galaxy is set in an imaginative world where monsters need vanquishing and journeys are made at warp-speed as it hurtles towards a 3D finale.
Shadow puppeteer Jeff Achtem says: “I just wanted to create a lovely 60 minutes of images, story, senses and emotion. An experience to walk away and be able to remember at a later date.”
Just the Ticket
There’s no business like show business and each week we’re going to put one lucky listener in the spotlight by giving away a pair of tickets to a production at one of Worthing’s wonderful theatres.
The home of the very best shows on the touring circuit, and with something to suit all ages and theatrical tastebuds, at Worthing Theatres you can be assured of star treatment.
All you need to do is register your details below and then a winner will be drawn every Thursday. If your name is drawn then you’ll win the tickets for this weeks chosen show. (See above)
To find out more about what’s on at Worthing Theatres visit www.worthingtheatres.co.uk