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Interview with performer, Kim Heron

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Kim Heron is an actor, theatre-maker and puppeteer with 20 years’ experience as a freelancer, devising new work and touring productions in the UK and internationally. She makes physical and visual theatrical work, enjoying a playful approach to collaborative creation. She has created shows, performed and toured with Tobacco Factory Theatres, Theatre Ad Infinitum, Green Ginger, Ramshacilicious, Open Attic Company, Soap Soup Theatre and Freedom Studios amongst many others. She is a co-artistic director of In Our Hands Theatre.

I’m totally thrilled to be performing in this year’s Christmas show, MDH: Puppets Do A Movie. It’s a dream team of talented, funny people and the rehearsal room feels like the ideal mix of silliness and rigour, my favourite ingredients! It’s a remake of the 2014 show and I’m filling the mighty boots of Corina Bona but we’ve had the enjoyable challenge of taking the show apart and putting it back together again to allow for further development of plot, characters (especially a well-known pig puppet!) and of course finding new funnies!! I had a joyous time working with The Wardrobe Theatre in the 2018 production of Rocky Shock Horror at Tobacco Factory Theatres and Theatre Royal Plymouth, so it’s really exciting to be doing this Christmas run in The Wardrobe’s home theatre with its famously loyal and raucous audiences – bring it on!