Dates and Times
Thu 22 March at 8pm
Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our triple bill ticket offer, and book three different shows on the same night for just £20! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Paper Whale Theatre
If David Attenborough and Edward Lear went on a pub-crawl and at the end of the night devised a physical theatre show, this would probably be it.
Stupid Zoo is a non-verbal, absurd physical comedy and lo-fi DIY puppetry show, made by two idiots with too much cardboard. It pays joyful tribute to PVA glue and the natural world. The function of everyday objects is reinterpreted to create ludicrous creatures and paradoxical worlds, celebrating the creative potential hidden in the ordinary.
Oscillating between subtle beauty and ridiculousness, this show is for us a fierce reaction to over-thought theatre and the dominance of concepts over playfulness. It’s the loud and out-of-tune song of the village idiot. It’s meaningless joy over meaningful boredom.
Also, my mum says it’s a good show and that we are good actors.
About the company
Paper Whale Theatre (Domenico Trombetti and Saskia Solomons) is a new international company based in Yorkshire. We believe in a non-verbal, visual theatre. Influenced by the Poor Theatre tradition, our aesthetic relies on the use of found or recycled materials. Stupid Zoo is our first show as a devising duo.