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Faeries arrive at the Royal Opera House this summer

First Published 20 May 2008, Last Updated 20 May 2008

Will Tuckett returns to the Royal Opera House this summer with his magical, mischievous new production Faeries.

Working alongside Blind Summit Theatre, Faeries combines puppetry, dance and storytelling to create a show for the whole family. The story follows a young girl who, when left alone in Kensington Park one afternoon, discovers a mysterious realm of fairies and sprites. During the twilight adventures that follow, she learns that magical creatures do exist and they are not quite as she imagined them.

Playing with perspective, the puppeteers control the characters before stepping onto the stage as the characters themselves, creating a magical world that relies on your imagination as much as the set designed by fairy tale illustrator.

Director Tuckett previously created successful dance production The Wind In The Willows for the Royal Opera House in 2002, which enjoyed a further two revivals at the venue. In 2005 Tuckett followed on from his success with a new production of Pinocchio. Both productions fused puppetry and dance – a combination which Tuckett explores further in Faeries. Tuckett also directed the children’s tale Marianne Dreams at the Almeida in 2007.

Faeries runs from 14 to 19 July in the Clore Studio.

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