Make Mend And Do 

​written and directed................................. Mark Arends
Puppets and Sets.......................... .................Claire Harvey

Lighting Design.............................................Declan Randall

Originally Produced by................................Old Vic Theatre, London


original devisors/performers................ David Emmings, Samantha Arends, Sam Clark and julia slienger


ORIGINAL Music  WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MARK ARENDS


 

Illustration by Alberta Torres.

Dates


          2017- Old Vic Theatre, London

                    De Betovering Festival, Den Haag





Reviews


"imaginative and exquisite"  ​​​★★★★ -The Times


"Delightful silent animation" ​​​★★★★- The Stage


"35 minutes of touching simplicity.... An utterly charming piece of theatre." ​​​★★★★-Angels and Urchins


​"an artful, imaginative creation that parents will coo over. But the real magic is the effect this wordless, 45-minute puppet show had upon all the youngsters in the audience." ★★★★- Culture Whisper


​"enchanting, imaginative and innovative" -Children's Theatre Reviews


The Missing Light

The Missing Light was first performed at The Old Vic Theatre, London on 23rd March 2017

​It is available for National/International touring and festival dates

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.

using  puppetry, music, film and live animation make mend and do create a story that is both moving and technically stunning in equal measures.