The Nightingale

The Nightingale

A selfish King replaces his melodic songbird with an all mod-cons mechanical gizmo – then wonders if something is missing from his life.

Horse + Bamboo makes theatre that is fantastically visual. Stories are told through a mesmerising blend of masks, puppetry, animation, vivid performance and original music.

Cast & Credits

  • Performer: Aya Nakamura and Mark Whitaker
  • Director: Alison Duddle
  • Set Designer and Constructor: Bob Frith
  • Music Director and Composer: Chris Davies
  • Lighting Designer: Christina Eddowes
  • Puppet and Mask Maker: Alison Duddle, Bob Frith and Mark Whitaker

Based on The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen
Adopted by Alison Duddle and Bob Frith