After Dark Matter last year’s sold out performance that was supported by the Arts Council of England, Vertebra returns to Etcetera Theatre with Oscar a brand new puppetry performance that explores queer identity through visual imagery and devised texts inspired by Oscar Wilde’s life and work.
In Oscar, 22-23 August at the Etcetera Theatre at 6.30pm, they use a mixture of puppetry styles, garbage film and physical theatre to bring to life contemporary stories of gender questioning.
They aim to engage young adults in quest of their personal identity, sexuality and finding ways of self-acceptance. This puppetry performance aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues among young people and adult audience within communities.
This is a work in progress show that has been already part of the Incubate Research and Development Laboratory of the Little Angel Theatre.
“This is a company to watch as they grow, with a gift for creating unusual and inventive stories,” Laura Kressly.
Reviews for their previous show Dark Matter:
“The fantastical portrayals of dementia are visually arresting. Sharp physical theatre and compelling puppetry,” Everything Theatre.
“The delight of Dark Matter is that it harnesses everything puppetry has to offer,” A Younger Theatre.
For more details and tickets visit http://www.camdenfringe.com.
If you like Oscar Wilde you may also like London Drama Group’s The Play That is Oscar Wilde aka The Life of Oscar Wilde, until Wednesday 17 August 9pm, at The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8.