‘...there is something so brave and lyrical about its attempt to confront young audiences with the reality of what we have done to the earth, while never totally abandoning hope…”
**** The Scotsman
The Puffins is a beautiful and poignant new work of music theatre for ages 8 - 12 exploring friendship, communication and environmental destruction. Loosely based on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, “strikingly bold” female led experimental theatre company Snap-Elastic have reimagined the absurdist classic for a younger, contemporary audience using clown, live music and physical movement.
The Puffins is at once an anarchic and raucous, quiet and contemplative piece of theatre. It gently pokes at the hierarchy humankind has attributed to the natural world. It questions what will happen when circumstances change beyond our control, and offers a warm hug to those who suffer from anxiety at this prospect. It is also a call to arms to take responsibility of our environment, while we still can.
The Puffins is a celebration of friendship, of activism, and of nature itself. “[Puffin]...features an exquisite score and soundscape by Daniel Padden, beautifully performed by Willoughby and Cooper.” The Scotsman