Red Nose Studio has stepped into the exciting field of theater production with the development of seven characters for a Philadelphia puppet theater production of The Fantastiks. Previously the longest running production in Broadway history, The Fantastiks has wonderful characters and a charming timeless story. Mum Puppettheatre commissioned Red Nose Studio to develop the three dimensional characters to be re-created by the theatre as fully functional acting puppets. The gala opening on April 11, 2007 was a great success, the theare was thrilled with the results and performances are now under way and meeting with rave reviews. The production will run through May 6th, 2007.
Founded in 1985, Mum Puppettheatre is a touring theatre company that performs original works around the world and in their home city of Philadelphia. They have won three Citations for Excellence from the North American chapter of Union Internationale de la Marionnette. In Philadelphia, Mum Puppettheatre has won thirteen Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Founding Artistic Director Robert Smythe is the winner of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and was one of the last Solo Performer Fellows of the National Endowment for the Arts. Robert is widely regarded as one of the foremost puppeteers in the United States whose work has been seen all over the world.
For more information on Mum Puppettheatre or the production of The Fantastiks visit Mum Puppettheatre
Still shots of the characters Red Nose Studio developed can be seen below.
Opening Gala Invitation