Blind Summit Theatre

Blind Summit Theatre is a puppetry innovator which revolutionises the way puppets are used on the stage to make work for adult audiences. Blind Summit has a portfolio of productions, while also collaborating to provide puppetry for opera, dance, theatre and live art and training new pracitioners to the art form.

Founded in 1997 by Nick Barnes and Mark Down, using Bunraku-inspired puppetry to make contemporary theatre for adult audiences.

  • 'The Table', Blind Summit Theatre. Photographer: Lorna Palmer
  • 'The Table', Blind Summit Theatre. Photographer: Lorna Palmer


The Table

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 5
  • Freight: No freight necessary


Blind Summit Theatre presents its award-winning show about a puppet stuck on a table.

The Table is visual feast of adult puppetry including a story told entirely with pieces of paper emerging form a briefcase, and a tiny puppet, Moses, with a cardboard head full of lonely wisdom. Blind Summit employs its trademark 'extreme puppetry' style, dark Beckettian humour and flat-pack technology to give you a theatrical experience like no other.

Wraparound work

Alongside its productions and collaborations, Blind Summit hosts an education programme, providing opportunities for practitioners to come together to build knowledge and mastery of puppetry through the company's unqiue interpretation of the Bunraku style.

Workshops are offered to various age groups, from beginners to professionals.

The aim of the workshops is to extend the specialist skills and promote the use of puppetry in the UK today.

Press Comments & Testimonials

"Astonishingly accomplished puppetry from the excellent Blind Summit"

The Telegraph

"front men of rock'n'roll puppetry"

Time Out

"when you’re working in miniature you don’t have to think small"

The Guardian

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Artistic Director(s)

Mark Down

Contact details

Stephanie Hay
Executive Producer

Unit 10 Grenville Workshops
2a Grenville Road
N19 4EH

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