Our marathon summer took us in an entirely unexpected direction, much less performing much more making. All culminating in a glorious return for our Camel, Penguins and Teddy & Otto to Moscow for the Golden Mask Festival. Mother and cub polar bears built for Robin Hill, Red Hare built and performed for Atomic London & Greater Anglia Trains, Minotaur Mask made for Big Brum Theatre, plus one Reindeer and Elf built for South Korea.
After three hectic weeks we arrive at the close of our busiest ever Easter. Ending amongst the historic ruins of Dudley Castle with Smoked! Many thanks to the audiences and performers that conspired to create the many intimate, magical and wonder filled moments they sprinkled across the UK. From egg rolling in Preston to Squawks 4 wonderful days at Blenheim Place, to the many St Georges Day events.
This Easter saw the soft launch of our latest beastie: Highland Hettie. She has returned to the workshop for a bit of post performance tinkering, ahead of a photoshoot and official launch next month. In the meantime you can see our glamorous heifer in action in the images above.
Across the three weeks we were also afforded an opportunity to tinker with the Hopalot rabbits and reconsider what might be possible to improve their offer. As ever Creature Encounter is committed to constant and never ending improvement, so expect big things from our new and improved bunnies in Easter 2020.
Hope to see you out there in our world.
After a few technical snags the website is back up with our new logo.
So read the poster in our hotel room in Moscow, where we bought our festive Winter season to a close. After travelling 15000 miles across the UK to deliver Creature Encounter’s wonders to thousands of people at over 70 events. We flew a further 1800 miles to touch down amongst the snow capped onion domes of Russia, to help the Moscovites celebrate as if a “little party never killed no one!” It was as crazy, beguiling, infuriating and stylish a close to our year as we could ever have imagined.
Moscow you crushed our spirit, then stole our hearts.
Here is to 2019, lets go round again!