The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour

Half A String

The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour

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Recommended for ages 5+

20 minutes

Gulbenkian Lawn

Half A String present The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour

Outdoor chaos 2m in the air! A vibrant joyful explosion of colour in an energy fuelled physical show full of clowning, puppets, and paint told from on top of a van.

Join Malcolm Brushell, a professional painter and amateur alchemist, on his quest to find the pinky-est pink paint on the planet! Through cracking rocks, mashing every conceivable vegetable, and even bottling and fermenting his own cow’s wee, he has created every colour imaginable.

Through stunning puppetry and an energy fuelled performance all on top of a van, join this race to create the most potent pigmented pink paint imaginable.

The show has its roots in the history of pigment making and follows a loveable independent artist up against a huge corporate pigment making conglomerate.

The show is suitable for all the family and is specifically aimed at ages 5+.

Local Kent based (and University of Kent Alumni) Half A String create, explore and share spectacular worlds to get lost in using transforming sets, intricate detailed puppetry and live atmospheric music.  Half A String have performed at bOing! previously with BEE and Save the Lyma Birds.

All shows at bOing! will be performed in line with government guidance on COVID-19. 

Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team by email boxoffice@kent.ac.uk who will be happy to help.