Giant puppets in the form of colour-changing musical lips are set to visit Newbury town centre for three singalong spectacles on Saturday 23rd April.
‘The Lips’ deliver a contemporary mix of art and theatre produced and directed by creative puppet company, Puppets with Guts. Performances reanimate and celebrate songs from popular music culture, such as ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’ to name but a few, through a magical mixtape of lip-syncing as you have never seen before.
Originally from Bristol and regulars at Brighton Pride and Pop-Up London Festival, demand for the bold and gutsy puppet company has taken them all over the world. Performing at public events, shows, and concerts, the puppets are no strangers to the film, theatre, and TV industry, either.
Stand-out performances include the 2012 Olympics, a concert for Sir Paul McCartney, the theatre adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’, and the Harry Potter film series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
We’re encouraging visitors from across the region to take advantage of this rare opportunity to see ‘The Lips’ in action for free in a rural market town, while making the most of the Spring sun and enjoying food and drink from the wonderful array of independent cafes, pubs, and restaurants on offer in Newbury.
Performances of ‘The Lips’ are set to take place at 2pm, 4pm, and 9:15pm, courtesy of our new partnership with 101 Outdoor Arts, part of the Corn Exchange.
Alison Drummond, our Operations Manager, said:
Danielle Corbishley, Head of 101 & Outdoor Programmes, Corn Exchange, added: