The Parachute and Watch the Ball
Book Tickets

The Parachute and Watch the Ball

Presented by: Stephen Mottram

Sat 3rd Feb 2018

Price: £12.00 - £15.00

Running time: 55 minutes

Ages: 10+

The Parachute is a funny and mesmerising tale about youth, love and confronting old age. With little more than an armful of white tipped wands, master-puppeteer Stephen Mottram conjures characters from nowhere. He plays with the way our brains make sense of things we see and stealthily reels us into a world of movement and illusion, populated by ephemeral, joyous figures.

Watch the Ball sends us scurrying down neural pathways old and new in a short, magical piece about the suspension of disbelief.

A sell-out success at this years London International Mime Festival, these two new pieces by Stephen Mottram fuse artistry with neuroscience and demonstrate the magic of puppetry as a story-telling medium. The soundscore is by Stephen’s regular collaborator, Sebastian Castagna.

“Mottram takes the craft of puppetry to a level of sophistication that makes you gasp with the cleverness of it” - The Independent on Sunday

Further Information

Recommended for ages 10+


  • Adult: £15
  • Concession: £12

Dates & Times:

Saturday 3rd February 2018 @ 20:00pm Book Tickets

You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing

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