Recycled Rubbish was first created in 2014 and has toured 3 times.
Recycled Rubbish tours with 2 performers and 1 stage manager. The production is part of our current repertoire. It is not available for one off performances but can be available as part of a longer tour. For further information click here.
In 2016 Recycled Rubbish travelled to Thailand to be part of BICT Bangkok's first ever children's theatre festival, before returning to the UK to visit schools in London and Luton, libraries as part of Spot On Lancashire, the Beverley and Boo Puppet Festivals and Dublin's Festival of Curiosity.
The show invites audiences to come and join our two excavators as they scuttle through the muck finding treasures hidden amongst a world of rubbish. A magical world where, at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes.
It's a beautiful, silly and inventive world.
The creation of Recycled Rubbish was inspired by our hugely successful show Rubbish, which toured the UK and was featured on Blue Peter.
SUITABLE FOR THEATRE STUDIOS, COMMUNITY SPACES AND SCHOOL KEY STAGES 1 & 2
Simon trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, before touring with their student company, Verve. He went on to develop an interest in physical theatre and object manipulation, performing with Tilted Productions in Glacier, Trapped, Masquerade and Seasaw. Moving into puppetry, Simon worked extensively with Theatre-Rites on their productions Paradise, Mojo, Bank on It and Rubbish. Other theatre includes The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable for Punchdrunk, Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera/Terry Gilliam, Mucky Pup for Theatre Alibi, Time for Tea for Wet Picnic, The Weirdy Beardies, The Nerdy Birdies and The Librarians for Pestiferous Theatre.
Theatre includes (performer)- Running Wild, Regents Park Open Air Theatre ( Oona trunk puppeteer) | The Lorax, The Old Vic ( The Lorax) | Oppenheimer, RSC West End ( Ruth Tolman) | Oppenheimer, RSC | Shoemakers Holiday, RSC ( Cicely Bumtrinket) | Elephantom, NT ( Mum) | WarHorse, NT ( Paulette & Baby Joey) | Women Beware Women, NT ( Ensemble) | WarHorse, NT ( Joey Hind) | Faeries, Royal Opera House ( Frippery) | Mojo, Theatre Rites | Mischief, Theatre Rites | Hospitalworks, Theatre Rites | Stilled, Fevered Sleep | Brilliant, Fevered Sleep | An Infinite Line Brighton, Fevered Sleep | And The Rain Falls Down, Fevered Sleep | The Bounce, Fevered Sleep | A Few Short Exercises in Love, Fevered Sleep | Clown, Travelling Light | Beastie, Lone Twin | The Visible Men, New Art Club. Film- London Road ( NT, Rufus Norris) | Gravity ( Alfonso Cuaron, Warner Bros,) Movement Artist | Alice ( Marianne Elliott, Film Four). As Creative - Don Quixote, RSC ( Puppetry Co-Director) | Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, NT West End ( Puppetry Consultancy) | Oppenheimer, RSC West End ( Movement, Restage for West End) | WarHorse, NT Berlin ( Associate Movement Director) | Goodnight Mr Tom, Chichester Festival Theatre in West End (Associate Puppetry Director) | 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: London ( Assistant Movement Director)
2014 and 2015 Tours
2014 and 2015 Tours
Recycled Rubbish finished its third tour this summer. Our wonderful cast, crew and puppets visited Bangkok, Beverley, Dublin, Eccleston, London, Luton and Rossendale.
We look forward to sharing our love of rubbish, recycling and upcycling again, and hopefully to as interesting a geographical spread of venues.
Our lovely Recycled Rubbish team are all in Thailand, preparing for BICT (Bangkok International Children's Festival). This is Thailand's first ever theatre festival created for children and we are delighted to be part of the inaugural season. This morning the company, together with BICT's Artistic Director Adjjima Na Patalung appeared on Breakfast TV - and they brought Glove Man with them!