The Lips

A dazzling & surreal big puppet outdoor sing along



THE LIPS are the newest creation from big puppet theatre company Puppets with GUTS. A chorus of delightfully deviant divas whose mouths have disembarked from their bodies, and embarked instead on the rocky road to stardom, fame and misfortune. They are the largest puppet LIPS in history to sync with all your favourite songs… get ready to sing together with these luscious, sumptuous and undeniably vivacious big puppet LIPS. Come sing along with the LIPS at …..!

Illuminatingly luminous by night The LIPS will light up your evening or brighten the darkest of days with the sounds of the sultriest songstresses since the Scissor Sisters… from Sixties Soul to the Spice Girls and some good old trapp remixes thrown in for good measure – dance the night away, paying LIPService to the greatest LIPSinkers EVER!

The Lips reanimate our favourite songs, celebrating our shared love of popular music, while underscoring cultural dissociation to crisis and change, through a pop-puppetry work that is seductive yet subversive.


Main Stage Mixed Tape Playlist 2019:

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters / Baby Love – The Supremes / It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls / That’s the Way I Like it – KC & The Sunshine band / Wannabe – Spice Girls / Spice up your Life – Spice Girls / Something in Your Eyes – Richard Carpenter / Madam Butterfly / Maria – West Side Story film track / I’m Alright – Rolling Stones / Single Ladies – Beyonce / Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Artistic Director- Ivan Thorley

Designer- Caroline Bowman

Director- Andy Dawson

Writer- Andrew McCaldon

Assistant Director- Sam Clark

Puppeteers- Katrina Wesseling, Iskandar Sharazuddin, Tom Wilton, Bertie Harris, Laura Reeves

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