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A work - in - progress

The Team

Director - Tammy Mendelson

Composer - Darren Clark

Choreographer - Michaela Cisarikova

Puppetry Design and Direction - Charlotte Dubery

Puppeteer - Bryony Tebbutt

Cast - Alejandro Postigo

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Choreography Mentors - Eleni Edipidi and Bethanie Harrison  

                                            (Levantes Dance Theatre)

Puppetry Mentor - Yvonne Stone

The Show

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'The Shoes' is a cross-disciplinary show for children aged 3-7 years currently in development with 'The Scenic Route' with the support of LOST Theatre, Omnibus Clapham and Puppet Centre.


The original R&D on 'The Shoes' brought together puppetry, dance and music to create a piece for touring inspired by Grimms' 'The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces'


In our mission to give new artists significant opportunities to present high quality, professional work, The Scenic Route invited a new choreographer and new puppeteer to collaborate in the creation of this piece. Their work and professional development during the first phase of the R&D were supported by mentors Eleni Edipidi and Bethanie Harrison (Levantes Dance Theatre) and Yvonne Stone.





For more information, or to express interest in receiving the piece when we tour, please contact            


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Imagine your whole house packed up into piles and piles of boxes.

Imagine peeking and playing in the boxes when no one is looking.

Imagine finding someone's packed a pair of shoes with holes in them!

And another!

Well that’s odd, you think.

There has to be a story in that.

Just imagine.

For children aged 3 - 7 and the big kid in us all

'The Shoes' is a highly original, magical and playful retelling of Grimms’ 'The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces', told through puppetry, music, dance and children at play. As two children face a daunting house move they begin to explore the treasures within the packed boxes surrounding them to create and unravel a surprising adventure.


Solely using everyday items caught up in a house move to tell the story, 'The Scenic Route' explores freedom and taking imagination and play with you wherever you go in this enchanting new piece.

To find out more and whet your appetite please press play to watch a teaser recorded during a work-in-progress performance...

The History

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Photos by Maya Nogradi


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