Crow by Handspring Puppet Company at Borough Hall
Handspring Puppet Company (makers of the War Horse puppets) presents Crow, based on a poem by Ted Hughes, with dramaturgy by Matthew Dunster, at Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance, in south London, from 18 June to 7 July 2012, as part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2012.
Directed by Mervyn Millar, designed by Holly Waddington, lighting by Lucy Carter, choreography by Ben Duke.
"Mythic and elemental; Ted Hughes’ Crow is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself. The central crow character is a scavenger, a collector, a scientist and an innocent, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. With this irrepressible life, Hughes created a hungry chaos of feathers and dark dreams, a mythic everyman wondering how to fit into life."