The puppet masters will premier new production

Multi-award winning puppetry innovators Blind Summit are premiering their new show, Henry, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

It follows the huge Edinburgh Fringe successes of Citizen Puppet (2015) and The Table (2011), both Scotsman Fringe First Award winners, amongst many other awards when touring internationally, with really strong reviews and audience reaction.

Set within a Master Class on ‘puppetry possession’ Henry is a one man, three-man show with puppetry. It’s narrated by puppeteer, director and control freak Mark Down who explores the mystical power of puppetry, assisted by two, slightly sinister, masked puppeteers.

Things get out of control when the spirit of Henry enters the puppet. Who is Henry? What does he want? And is he dangerous?

Henry is an entertaining but thought provoking show that ultimately acknowledges that everything is invention and the greatest truth is found in the biggest lie. If The Table (EdFringe 2011) was the life of a puppet, Henry is about the life of a puppeteer.

Artistic director Mark Down said: ‘We want the work to be provocative, funny, political, outrageous and accessible – theatre that pushes the boundaries of puppetry.’

For 20 years Blind Summit have consistently subverted people’s expectations of puppetry: from giant storybook characters in the opening ceremony of London’s 2012 Olympic Games to The Table, a globally successful touring production that completely up-ended audiences’ understanding of how puppet and puppeteer communicate.

For more information on Blind Summit, click HERE.

· Venue: Pleasance King Dome, Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL. (EdFringe Venue Number: Venue 23)

· Dates: Saturday 11 – Sunday 26 August.

· Time: 3.30-4.30pm / running time: 60 mins (no interval).

· Ticket prices: £9-£12.

· Tickets: or call 0131 556 6550.

Read more about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scottish Field’s previews HERE.