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Performers and puppets from Edmund the Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig by Fittings Multimedia Arts. Photograph by Joel Fildes

Fittings Multimedia Arts

Theatre | 2014 supported work

Based on an unpublished poem by Edward Gorey Edmund the Learned Pig is a magical theatre piece for children aged 8+ and families that fuses BSL sign language, puppets, Aerial-circus, deaf storytelling techniques, music and song. Edmund features new songs by Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies, script by Mike Kenny and a cast of deaf and disabled performers.


Two Minutes with Garry Robson (captioned)

Two Minutes with Garry Robson (audio-described)

A co-production between Fittings MultiMedia Arts, Krazy Kat and The Royal Exchange Manchester.

Fittings Multimedia Arts is a disability led national organisation that make popular theatre characterised by directness, comedy, music, emotion, immediacy and material and performers that reflect and celebrate the United Kingdoms diverse cultures. At present Artistic Director Garry Robson and General Manager Adrian Turrell-Watts lead the company. They have been developing mixed media projects since 1995 and have offices in Liverpool and Scotland. They strongly believe in great art for everyone and make shows that are accessible and relevant to audiences from diverse communities, ages and educational backgrounds. Their work is exciting, visceral and entertaining, presented in a variety of settings and media and accompanied by extensive workshop and outreach programmes and digital content.

 

Theatre for ages 8+ and families; for small and medium venues. Available for touring now. 

 

Useful links

Artist website | Interview for British Council Showcase 2015 | Artist YouTube channel

 

Producer contact

Adrian Turrell-Watts, adrian@fittings.org.uk

 

Press quotes

“seems to have been devised as a means of introducing eight-year-olds to the thrill of Weimar-era floorshows.” ★★★★ The Guardian (view full article)

“‘Edmund the Learned Pig’ is a gloriously dark, humane, weird little show” ★★★★★ Three Weeks (view full article)

“A stylish, warm-hearted show for all the family, told with real bravado” ★★★★ Broadway Baby (view full article)

 

Events

6 September 2014 – Southbank Centre, London

24-30 August 2015 – Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

6 September 2015 – Freedom Festival, Hull

14-15 September 2015 – Norwich Playhouse

1-2 October 2015 – Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton