The story unravels as an old man pulls a bit of grass from his pocket and begins to twist it together in his hands. Throuhgout, the puppets have a rough, folk-art quality, while shadow puppetry and projections are used to illuminate an inner world.
Extraordinary feats of team puppet manipulation, improvised dialogue and audience interaction keep the performance fresh. Not to mention the enduring impact of the striking finale.
Voices is a series of interviews with puppeteers performing at this year’s Fringe. Here George Mann tells us about taking Translunar Paradise to the festival. "There's just nothing like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - it's the craziest, most beautiful and ugly festival in the world for artists."