Blind Summit Theatre have reinvented puppetry for modern adult audiences. Founded in 1997 by Nick Barnes and Mark Down, in 2005 they created Sorrow for Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award winning Madam Butterfly at the ENO. Crying Out Loud worked with Blind Summit on a piece inspired by the Jack London story Call Of The Wild.
Call Of The Wild is about finding our true nature and it follows the life of a dog kidnapped into the Yukon Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. As the dog becomes wilder he is ennobled by the experience, while the men around him descend into increasing depravity, corrupted by their desire for gold.
This adaptation of Call Of The Wild uses shadows and life-sized puppets to recreate the Artic Tundra onstage and tell this classic tale of adventure and self discovery.
Commissioned and produced by Crying Out Loud. Produced at Webber Douglas Studio, The Central School of Speech and Drama, London.