‘Taking the Waters’ featuring shadow puppets by Kyoko Imazu

In News November 20, 2019

These stunning images are some of the rehearsal shots from a new theatre work ‘Taking the Waters’ by Lemony’s Puppet Theatre with intricate shadow puppets by talented artist Kyoko Imazu.

“It’s been indescribably rewarding, challenging and beautiful to work with the incredible team. It examines a complex world of three sisters who gathered together after many years apart. One of them is dying. Old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds re-exposed and ultimately a new reality where three becomes two must be found. This new work combines live performance, sung voice, Bunraku puppets and object theatre with multilayered shadow scenes,” says Imazu

Creative Team:
Composition/performer – Suzannah Espie
Performer – Fiona Macleod
Performer/puppeteer – Tamara Rewse
Writer/director – Sarah Kriegler
Set & costume design – Yvette Turnbull
Shadow puppetry design & construction – Kyoko Imazu
Puppetry design, puppet maker & co-creator – Jacob Williams
Dramaturg – Ben Grant
Sound designer – Marco Cocher-Gibard
Lighting designer – Rachel Burke
Producer – Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)

Wednesday, 20 – Saturday, 30 November
Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm, Sunday, 6pm
Wednesday, 20 November – Preview
Thursday, 21 November – Opening Night
Thursday, 28 November – Auslan Interpreted Performance
Saturday, 30 November 2pm – matinee

Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street Northcote


Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
Rehearsal photography by Yunis Tmeizeh
Promotion photography by Sarah Walker