London Month of the Dead - Present, Present and Future, October 2017, A series on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries
THE DARK, THE DEVIOUS AND THE DEAD
An evening of shadow puppetry at Brompton Cemetery
On Sunday 29th April 2018 from 7:30 pm


The death of a beloved cat was the beginning of a journey into the world of shadows for Drew Colby, the UK's only full-time hand shadow performer. With nothing but light and dark he conjures up tales of deceit, trickery and mortality; ghostly, romantic poems of illicit love and passion from beyond grave in "The Highwayman" and "The Suffolk Miracle" and stories with humour "The Witch called five". All made with two hands.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.


DREW COLBY - FINGER AND THUMB THEATRE
Drew Colby has worked as a puppetteer across two continents, Europe and Africa, for over thirty years. He is the master of many traditional puppetry techniques including the double-bridge, long-string marionette shows and open stage bunraku-style puppetry, but his passion lies in the art of shadowgraphy and the ability to make theatre simply out of absences of light. He has since travelled around the world to perform and has created shadow sequences for B&Q, Nintendo, Lodotra, Suso, Sainsburys, Channel 4 and the BBC.

 

 

 

 

The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Ticket includes tour of the catacombs.