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The Wardrobe Theatre presents a fast, smart, lo-fi action thriller parody bursting with big belly laughs, plastic machine-guns and a glamorous talking pig – from the makers of Drac & Jill, Oedipuss In Boots and many more!

Yippee Ki-Yay! It’s Christmas Eve an high above the streets an exceptional German terrorist and his mob of terrifying furry accomplices have seized control of a 35-story skyscraper and are holding everyone inside hostage. As this villainous master-criminal carries out his murderous plan of deceit, there’s one thing he didn’t count on – a mysterious party crasher, a fly in the ointment, a monkey on the drumkit, a pain in the ass – a grizzled, street-wise New York cop who’s extremely hard to die. Can this barefoot vigilante battle against the odds to defeat evil and single-handedly save Christmas?

The Wardrobe Theatre are thrilled to resurrect one of our favourite and most popular shows. MDH: Puppets Do A Movie is an anarchic, absurd, adult-only dark comedy mash-up from the people that brought you Little Women In Black, Drac & Jill, Oedipuss In Boots, Reservoir Mogs, Rocky Shock Horror, Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears and more! Come to the theatre, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…

“A madness masterclass – just what we can all use a bit of right now!”
★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

“This is a show that never wavers or strays for a moment from being enjoyable, humorous and brilliantly performed. Among a fine list of past end of year delights, it would be difficult to argue that this isn’t The Wardrobe Theatre’s finest yet.”
★★★★★ The Fix

An original production by The Wardrobe Theatre, written and devised by the company
– Chris Collier & Emma Williams
Cast – Kim Heron, Harry Humberstone, Andrew Kingston
Understudy – Tom Fletcher
Designer – Ruby Brown
Songs & Lyrics – Kid Carpet
Sound Design & Underscore
– Jack Drewry
Lighting Design
– Chris Collier
– Sonya Cullingford
Design Assistant
– Ellen Collings
Set Builer
– Rob Richard
Wig Maker
– Faith Hucklesby
Stage Manager
– Kizzie Timms
– Matthew Whittle, Cherie Demmery
Originally Devised by – Corina Bona, Chris Collier, Harry Humberstone, Andrew Kingston, Matthew Whittle
Original Puppet Design & Makers
– Corina Bona, Alex Hykel, Charlotte Warburton
Original Set & Scenic Art – Philippa Thomas, Ben Goodman
Original Assistant Producer – Rachel Isaacs
Special Thanks – Alice Lamb, Emily Nelson, Katie Sykes, Lara Hawthorne, Hope Thain, Bristol Old Vic Scenic Workshop, Ruby & Tanya at Bristol Old Vic, all at Tobacco Factory Theatres, all volunteers and staff at The Wardrobe Theatre, and all staff at The Old Market Assembly.

The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol: 14 July 2023 – 12 August 2023
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol: 30
November 2022 – 22 January 2023
Smoking Puppet Cabaret, Shambala Festival:
30 August 2015
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol: 14-15 August 2015
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol: 10 December 2014 – 17 January 2015

  • Dates: Christmas 2014, Christmas 2022 & Summer 2023
  • Suitable for: Ages 16+
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MDH: Puppets Do A Movie
MDH: Puppets Do A Movie
  • Suitable for: Ages 16+
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