Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Emotionally chilling and visually bold, Papermoon’s intimate non-verbal puppet play, Mwathirika (meaning “victim”), explores both the history of loss and the loss of history in Indonesia. Their extraordinary puppetry style stems from two traditional techniques, the 1000 year old Indonesian art form often found in Java and Bali called Wayang kulit (shadow play) and Teater Boneka (doll play), generally used for narrating children’s stories. This intricate work explores new and unexpected ways to engage present-day audiences with Indonesia’s troubled past, telling highly personal stories and promoting shared values that transcend our cultural, political and societal differences.

Post-show discussion // Thu 10 September
Suitable for children aged 12+, accompanied by an adult

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