Beasty Baby
Now Showing
Ages Created for children aged 3 - 6
Running Time 50 minutes
Venue Touring
Dates December 2016 - February 2017
a puppet of a child in a onesie is holding a wooden spoon and looking out to the audience
Robert Workman
Show News
We are seeking a lead puppeteer and a musician/performer
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"a genuinely shared experience for the whole family"
★★★★
- The Guardian

About the Show

One of Lyn Gardner's top 10 theatre shows of 2015 

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter await around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this very mischievous and totally loveable child.

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Beasty Baby was originally a co-production with Polka Theatre

"an imaginative bundle of joy"
★★★★★
- The Stage
Teele Uustani
Puppeteer

Teele is a London based actress/puppeteer from Estonia. She trained at the Lecoq pedagogy based physical theatre school of London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and studied puppetry and performing arts at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

As an actress and puppeteer she has participated in theatre productions such as Dissonance (Strangeface Theatre Company), On Being Yourself But Better (Hoot! Theatre), Beegu (Dotted Line Theatre), Christina the Astonishing and Thinking It and Fainting (Grist to the Mill) as well as King Harald’s Saga (CSSD/Trinity Laban Conservatoire), The Man Who Wasn’t There (Genius Sweatshop) and Gala (Tête à Tête company).

Teele has also been involved in several short films, music videos and theatre projects as a devisor, puppet maker and an assistant director during R&D periods.

Having worked with international groups and performed in several site specific theatre productions she loves performing and the art of visual theatre as she believes that movement and imagery on stage can tell powerful stories.

Scott Brooks
Performer

Scott trained at Rose Bruford, graduating in 2016.

Theatre credits include:

The Comedy of Errors (French Tour/Gray’s Inn Hall), Run (Theatre Ad Infinitum), Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong/Musical Director In Urinetown (Stratford Circus), Ophelia In Hamlet (Rose Bruford), The Cherry Orchard (Rose Bruford), Thebans (Rose Bruford), The Red Balloon (dir. Tony Graham), A State Of Mind (Etcetera) And My Marriage is... (dir. Philip Osment).

Baker Mukasa
Performer

Baker recently graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre credits while training include: Earthquakes in London, Natural Selection, Equus, Hamlet, Macbeth and The Oresteia

 Beasty Baby is Baker’s professional stage debut.

Sian Kidd
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

Sian is a puppeteer specializing in wooden marionettes. She is the Creative Director of Mirth and Misery and their current show Death Puppet Klezma Jam has toured the UK and appeared in ‘Suspense Puppetry Festival’ in 2015.

 

John Leader
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

John trained in physical theatre at East 15, graduating in 2013. His credits include clowning at the Pohang Bada International Festival in South Korea, The National Theatres UK, Ireland and South Africa Tour of War Horse & most recently Les Enfants Terribles’ Alice's Adventures Underground.

John Pfumojena
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

John is a UK-based Zimbabwean actor, singer and mbira sound designer.  He trained at Chicken Shed and has performed in the UK and internationally.

In Zimbabwe he ran free performance workshops for disadvantaged young people culminating in various short productions.

 

Sue Buckmaster
Director
Jessica Dannheisser
Composer
Verity Quinn
Set and Costume Designer
Naomi Oppenheim
Puppetry Design
Sue Buckmaster
Puppetry Design
Chris Randall
Lighting Design

We are seeking a lead puppeteer and a musician/performer

We are looking to cast both a lead puppeteer and a musician/performer for our for our 2016 Christmas production & 2017 tour of Beasty Baby.

Take a look on our opportunities page for more information about two jobs coming up with Theatre-Rites.

http://www.theatre-rites.co.uk/opportunities.php

"a genuinely shared experience for the whole family"
★★★★
- The Guardian
"an imaginative bundle of joy"
★★★★★
- The Stage
"utterly enchanting"
- Exeunt
"exudes warmth, providing you with more than a few giggles and reminding you what a joy children really are"
- Curious Mum