Arts & Culture

A tale about youth, love and confronting old age at the Pegasus Theatre

By John Charlton

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.

This new piece by Stephen Mottram fuses artistry with neuroscience and demonstrate the magic of puppetry as a story-telling medium. The soundscore is by Stephen’s regular collaborator, Sebastian Castagna.

Stephen Mottram has performed in more than 40 countries. A movement artist using puppets ranging from fully strung marionettes and automata, to a handful of ping pong balls, his shows are wordless, with specially composed electroacoustic music. His previous shows include The Seed Carriers, The Seas of Organillo and In Suspension.

The Parachute
Date: Friday 24 November, 7.30pm
Suitable for 10+
Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE
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