4th - 7th - Our Theatre Project - The Globe Theatre
16th - How to set up a theatre company - Rose Bruford College
Matt and Molly went to Rose Bruford, to talk about how Smoking Apples was set up, and how to survive and operate as a Theatre Company
7th and 14th - Puppetry Making Course - Studio 22
8th - Our Theatre Project - The Globe Theatre
30th - Our Theatre Project - The Globe Theatre
Molly and Hattie, designed and made puppets and then directed the puppetry for Our Theatre Project at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
18th - Masks and Basques - The Rose Theatre, Kingston
10th, 17th, 24th and 31st - Puppetry Making Course - Studio 22
Matt lead a 6 week puppetry making course
6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th - A Christmas Carol - Petersham House
Devised and Directed by Smoking Apples and Petersham Playhouse, puppets made by Sam Wyer.
2nd - Punched (Puppetry scratch night)
- The Nightingale Theatre
29th November 2012. Puppetry Workshop - Birmingham University
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th October 2012. The Wordcatcher - Blue Elephant Theatre
Returning for a second time to the Blue Elephant to play The Wordcatcher
10th - Team GB Parade, 10th September 2012. Our Greatest Team Parade
Smoking Apples puppeteered the two Olympic and Paralympic Lions in Our Greatest Team Parade. A remarkable day for the Apples.
9th - 12th - Wilderness Festival - The Golden Key
Based on a Brothers Grimm Tale, Smoking Apples created a 10 minute version of The Golden Key, to be part of Petersham Playhouse's adventure in the woods Merkwood
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th August 2012 - The Little Rainbow Coloured Bird
Swanage Festival - Smoking Apples created a 15 minute children's show based on the book The Little Rainbow Coloured Bird written by Robin Hutchinson
7th at 1930, 19th at 2000, 20th at 1900 - The Wordcatcher
As part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2012, Smoking Apples will be performing the full version of this show for the first time.
5th from 17:30 - 19:30 - The Puppet Ensemble (Workshop)
Apples Theatre Company present a dynamic workshop which will share our approach
to working with puppets, and participants will have the opportunity to try it
for themselves. This will include an introduction to working as an ensemble in
the theatre and how to use this complicité in order to create a basis for using
(As part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2012)
30th from 17:30 - 19:30 - The Puppet/Performer Balance (Workshop)
Smoking Apples' work focuses on having performers and puppeteers sharing the stage equally. The second of our workshops will therefore draw on a variety of theatre disciplines and will look specifically at the above technique in terms of performance practice. Miscommunication is one of our central themes in The Wordcatcher and we will work toward creating short scenes surrounding this idea.
(As part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2012)
29th - Freshly Scratched
Smoking Apples took part in an evening of scratch performances under the theme of Theatre and Puppets. Organised by the BAC in association with Puppet Centre Trust.
3rd and 24th - Animate Festival big weekends.
Smoking Apples joined several other companies with performances in Kingston Town Centre.
Animate Festival began. Smoking Apples were popping up all over Kingston in cafes, at bus stops and on the streets.
3rd - Puppets as Performers and The Wordcatcher
Smoking Apples lead a one hour workshop followed by a performance of The Wordcatcher and finally a Question and Answer session. This event has been organised by Prague Film and Theatre Center, please have a look at their facebook page to find out more about them.
20th - The Wordcatcher
This was part of Lyric Lounge Lovesongs a scratch event at the Lyric Hammersmith. The Wordcatcher is a bizarre tale of something and nothing, of sound and of silence both in the heart and in the mind. The Wordcatcher sees its characters try to fix things in place that don't fit together and through the expert use of miscommunication, the audience will witness how the holes and gaps in this story fill a void rather than leave one.
7th to 8th - WeBuyAnyCar.Com
Puppetry for a new WeBuyAnyCar.Com advert to be released on 26th December 2011.
1st to 3rd - Lake Tahoe
Shadow puppetry for Lake Tahoe From Kate Bush's new album: 50 Words for Snow. Preview of the video available online; full video coming soon.
6th to 12th - Seething Wells and The Defeat of King Cholera
The company collaborated with Dumbshow and Community Brain and wowed audience's with an enlightening site specific performance about the outbreak of Cholera in London in 1831.
27th Sept to 1st October - Seemingly Invisible
The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell.
A five day run in which Smoking Apples enchanted audience's in The Blue Elephant theatre. Check out our reviews page.
10th - London Studio Centre
The Apples performed Whispers from a Wandering Tent as part of this large scale performance.
27th - The Shift
Prototype, Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Part of this years Bristol Puppetry Festival, Smoking Apples were invited to perform their new short piece of inclosed and up close puppetry The Shift.
3rd to 5th - Weetabix advert
Members of Smoking Apples, puppetry for "Pretty bird USA" for a T.V commercial for Weetabix due to be released Sept 2011.
22nd - Seemingly Invisible
Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
15th - 16th - Seemingly Invisible and ION puppets
Larmer Tree Festival - Dorset
Smoking Apples performed Seemingly Invisible and on both days performed with large scale outdoor puppetry.
1st to 18th - International Youth Arts Festival
Smoking Apples were company in residence for the festival.
The Rose Theatre, Kingston, KT1 1HL.
12th, 14th , 17th - Seemingly Invisible - The Rose Theatre, Main House.
8th to 10th - Progressive workshop in Puppetry and performing puppetry as a performer and puppeteer.
4th , 14th - Workshops in Puppetry and object manipulation.
2nd - Danson Festival
Danson Park, Bexleyheath
Smoking Apples ran a series of workshops leading up the the festival, resulting in a carnival procession with the children from 2 different local schools.
27th to 30th - Seemingly Invisible
Smoking Apples European Debut - Fringe Festival Praha
A Studio Rubin, Malostranské namestí 9, Malá Strana, Praha 1
16th - Rose Bruford College Symposium
Family Day, Puppet Interaction
14th - The Shift
The Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College
17th to 27th - Artist Residency
Rio De Janiero - Brazil
Matt travelled to Brazil to continue his study on the "performer/audience/puppet" relationship.
28th - Seemingly Invisible
Puppetry Snax, Tara Arts Studio, Earlsfield
6th, 7th and 12th - From Amazon
Associate director and head of animation for a project From Amazon in collaboration with International Youth Arts Festival and the Southborough and Coombe boys school.
Final Performance was attended by the HRH The Earl of Wessex KG KCVO Prince Edward.
16th, 17th and 21st - Seemingly Invisible
ScenePool - Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate.
29th - Seemingly Invisible
Practice - Salisbury Arts Centre 7:30pm
26th - Whispers from a Wandering Tent
Farewell to Summer - Rose Bruford College 2-4pm
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
25th and 30th- Seemingly Invisible
24th to 30th - Whispers from a Wandering Tent
The Meadows, Edinburgh.
Summer Garden Tour 2010
11th - Whispers from a Wandering Tent
Bexley Central Library
10th - Whispers from a Wandering Tent
Hall Place, Bexley
National Youth Theatre Workshops
In collaboration with Kinetika Arts International
23rd - Seemingly Invisible
Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College
13th to 17th - Symposium, Rose Bruford College
17th - Community Day, Walk about performance with Kinetika ION Puppet
16th - Whispers from a Wandering Tent
13th and 16th - Basic Puppetry Skills Workshop, BA (hons) and MA level students.