Illustration by Alberta Torres.

Dates


          2017- Old Vic Theatre, London

                    De Betovering Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands

          

          2018- Spinrag Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium






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


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


 

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.

​The Missing Light