ALMOST

ALWAYS

MUDDY

DIRECTED BY HAZEL ANDERSON

DESIGNED BY KIRSTY HARRIS

CREATED BY  HAZEL ANDERSON,  KIRSTY HARRIS

CAST

HAZEL ANDERSON - Story Wrangler

FIONA CLIFT - Puppeteer

KIRSTY HARRIS - Maker

JUSTIN CLIFFE - Clown

JOSH LUCAS - Musician

I worked as a creative collaborator and performer on Always Almost Muddy.

 

Created by Kirsty Harris, Hazel Anderson and Likely Story, supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Battersea Arts Centre and National Theatre Wales.

 

Created as a project to challenge our views about risk, play and adventure; the project that began  the story of Paper Bag Girl and her search for courage and became a literal creative playground for children and their parents.

Young Story Builders create underwater kingdoms, future towns, mountains, dens, a vampire graveyard! The landscape morphs from a yard of discarded junk, pallets, tubes, ropes, nets, into a magical place for adventure.

The grownups are also invited to play and build. They are invited to take part in a secret building mission. A surprise for the Story Builders. 

 

Once the building is complete five improvisers transform the audience's creation into a theatrical storytelling of Paper Bag Girl's Adventure with live music, live making and special effects. The story is improvised and led by the world the young people have built and the suggestions they give. The show is unique to each audience and the risks they are willing to take with their building and imaginations.