DIRECTED BY HAZEL ANDERSON
DESIGNED BY KIRSTY HARRIS
CREATED BY HAZEL ANDERSON, KIRSTY HARRIS
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 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.