Matthew Robins's charming, sometimes heartbreaking little stories are delivered as adult shadow-puppet operas, comprising homemade cardboard
“Matthew Robins’s charming, sometimes heartbreaking little stories are delivered as adult shadow-puppet operas, comprising homemade cardboard figures and sets, and accompanied by a superb eight-piece band. They create a complete world, one that’s full of loss and unrequited love, but with a surreal and occasionally snappy humour… The whole thing feels like watching a silent movie in which every aspect has been created by a wayward child genius.”
– The Guardian
Matthew is an artist and musician from Cornwall. He tells stories about animals, monsters, insects, love, the ocean and death. Performing live – with puppets and music – The Matthew Robins Show is a collection of songs, short stories, shadow-puppets, home-made animations, made-up games, choose-your-own-adventures, and competitive audience puppet-making.
Come and hear about Flyboy (he’s half-boy / half-fly) and his friend Mothboy, Evaporina (she can’t sit too close to the radiator), the sad story of the Wicker Cat, Walter Knitty (he’s made of wool), and many others, including some new songs written especially for this show!It’s a bit like a one-man variety show (but with other people as well) that adults will enjoy just as much as children!
Age Guidance: Suitable for adults and older children 8 yrs + (brave younger children are also welcome with their families)
Tickets: £5 (1 adult and first child free) each additional child £2.50
Royal Manor Theatre