Outpost

    About

    If you’re drunk on power, can you ever sober up?

    Luis and BK are stationed at a border between their two countries. Luis believes in order and discipline.

    BK believes in taking things easy. He also believes that somewhere out there, the spirit of a mysterious creature haunts the desert. The chance discovery of a strange other-world takes the guards on a journey into the dark heart of politics, tyranny and murder. Absurd comedy and grotesque puppetry combine to explore nationalism, leadership and the consequences of using another man’s toilet.

    Outpost

    Adam Laity

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Available for Touring. See more about Green Ginger’s work over on their website.

    RUNNING TIME 1hr (no interval)
    AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+
    ORIGINAL VENUE Brewery Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    creative team

    Direction – Joseph Wallace
    Creative Production – Chris Pirie
    Script – Mike Akers
    Music – Benji Bower
    Fabricators – Emma Powell & Erik Bakker
    Costumes – Clemmie Greeley
    Lighting – Dean Sudron
    Associate Sound Design – Luke Potter
    Assistant Maker – Milla Clarke

    Cast

    BK – Chris Pirie
    Luis – Adam Fuller
    President Ecumendes – Kim Heron

    Adam Laity

    Adam Laity

    Reviews

    The script is powerful, the production and design brilliantly realised and the performers have the skills and experience to bring the characters and events great focus and energy.

    Total Theatre

    Powerful puppetry

    The Stage

    The show really is very charming, and very beautiful. It’s a visually spellbinding experience, and a fantastic opportunity to see real puppeteering in motion.

    Reviews Hub

    Outpost will stay with you chiefly for the beauty of its puppets and sets, and for the captivating, edge-of-civilisation atmosphere they evoke in tandem with Benji Bower’s typically pungent score.

    Bristol 24/7

    This is a parable, and the best parables are often warnings – plus you know deep down, past the puppets, that it’s referencing an ugly reality in our own world of global politics.

    Theatre Bristol Writers