Monday, April 19, 2010


Andrew Kim, who was once of Seattle's most ingenious puppeteers, left our shores some time ago to ply his trade (and try his luck) in Northern England. Andrew's been getting steady work since then, and his most recent piece is this very attractive and mobile hippopotamus with a puppet stage inside. The hippo's interior structure is built around a tall bike frame, giving the puppeteer amazing control of the creature as well as a bird's eye view of the landscape. As I said, ingenious. Kim, his hippo, and his theatre troupe "Thingumajig" will be touring the English landscape this summer. The full show schedule is here.

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