Support Laura the Fisher-Knight in her quest to save the River Kingdom!
The Quest to Create The Fisher-Knight’s Tale…
By donating to this campaign, you can help a fledgling puppet theatre company create their very first show!
Based in South Devon, Wild Toy Theatre is a new company set up by artist and puppeteer Sarah Vigars. We tell original stories inspired by rural themes, including wildlife, folklore and local heritage.
The Fisher-Knight’s Tale is a puppet show for children aged 4 and up. A ‘pop-up book’ world designed for intimate settings, the show will tour to libraries, classrooms, art centres, and festivals from Spring 2017.
The Story: An Eco-Quest
Meet Laura, the Fisher-Knight! She is brave, she is bold, and she is armed with a fishing rod! Laura is on a perilous quest to save the River Kingdom from floods, and there are plenty of characters to help her along the way. There’s Kingfisher – the noble River King, Wise Old Heron – the quiet sage, and Trickster Otter, who is always up to mischief! But where have all the fish gone!? And who is cutting down all the trees?
What is the money for?
£1600 will cover the cost of materials to make:
- 7 puppets
- 1 pop-up book puppet theatre stage
£1600 will also cover artist fees for
…for 1 week.
Any additional money that we raise will be invested in equipment for the show, such as musical instruments and costumes.
When can you join Laura on her quest?
Wild Toy Theatre has applied for G4A funding from Arts Council England, and, with a bit of luck, The Fisher-Knight’s Tale will make it’s first scratch tour in October 2016. However, should we fail in our first quest, then fear ye not!!! We are brave and bold Fisher-Knights, and with a bit of hard work and perseverance ‘The Fisher-Knight’s Tale’ will be ready to tour in Spring 2017. In the mean time, your chivalrous donations will help us on our way…
Wild Toy Theatre: Who we are
Wild Toy Theatre has been set up by artist and puppeteer Sarah Vigars. Sarah has toured for two years with renowned puppet company Puppetcraft and recently completed training at theCurious School of Puppetry in London (under Artistic Director Sarah Wright). Sarah also works extensively in the south-west as a theatre designer, prop-maker and arts facilitator. You can find out more about her work here.
Associate Artists for ‘The Fisher-Knight’s Tale’ include:
Director: John Roberts – Artistic Director of Puppetcraft
Writer: Sara Hurley – Storyteller with Isabella’s Story Cycle
Set builder: Jack Stiling – Inventor at Stiling’s Workshop
Puppeteer: Zenna Tagney – Artist and Puppeteer
Musical Director: Kaile Lucas – Actor/Musician with In the Bellows