Unique meandering street theatre
The Potheads are a street theatre concept I developed out of a commissioning process for STILL, the Festival of Human Sculpture for Alnwick Garden in 2012. A reflection of the hedges and sculptural elements of the garden, The Potheads are an interactive street theatre ensemble of poised picnic-goers fitting of the Mad Hatter.
In the last year, the Potheads have captured the hearts of audiences across the North East, as well as Cumbria and Birmingham. There is something enigmatic about them that demands a photo. Playing with this concept The Potheads have turned this back on the audiences, getting them to pose for photos and play in silly ways.
I have been promoting them this year, certain that there’s a life in this concept. We visited Mintfest, a street theatre showcase festival, and have received subsequent booking in Birmingham. Fingers crossed there’ll be more Pothead roadtrips!
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