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Warple in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Warple in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

In rehearsal: The Missing Light

Published 13 March 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic is soon to present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do.

Mark Arends (Musican), David Emmings and Sam Clark (Puppeteers and Devisors) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Mark Arends (Musican), David Emmings and Sam Clark (Puppeteers and Devisors) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.

David Emmings (Puppeteer and Devisor) and Sam Clark (Puppeteer and Devisor) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

David Emmings (Puppeteer and Devisor) and Sam Clark (Puppeteer and Devisor) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Using music, puppetry and film, the company work together to create enchanting animation live on stage.

Warple in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Warple in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Rehearsals for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Rehearsals for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The Missing Light is a daytime production and will play on the main stage.

Mark Arends (Musican) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Mark Arends (Musican) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Samantha Arends (Puppeteer and Devisor) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Samantha Arends (Puppeteer and Devisor) in rehearsal for The Missing Light at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

If you’re as enchanted as we are, you can book your tickets through us here.

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