Richard’s Love

A playful blend of masks and shadow puppetry.

In Richard’s Love, Bric a Brac Productions takes you into a magical and muddled world to tell the tale of shop girl Sarah, her unlikely hero Richard and her tricky Mother, who is determined to stand in the way of their love.

This is a tale of love, hope, isolation and betrayal in a world where mermaids can be seduced out of the sea and gnomes might be called upon to leave the garden…

Bric a Brac combines strong physicality and striking imagery. In Richard’s Love intricate shadow puppetry and quirky mask characters are weaved together with a strange and beautiful soundtrack and some impressively fast costume changes!

The 2009 – 2010 tour included:
Brotfabrik, Berlin
Bath Theatre Royal’s
The Egg Theatre
Suspense Festival of Adult Puppetry
The Pleasance Studio
Theatre, London
Bristol Puppet Festival
The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Bradford Theatre in the Mill
The Glasshouse Arts Centre,
Stourbridge
Bradon Forest Theatre, Bradon
Forest School
Cheltenham Everyman
Studio Theatre
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    Written, created & performed by Liz Hart. Directed by Didi Hopkins.
    Music & sound by Ben Garnham.

    link to soundtrack on soundcloud

    “Along with my programme I receive a sheet of paper, asking me to ‘jot down my thoughts about the show and help it continue to grow’. In order to answer question one, ‘what I liked about Richard’s Love and what I thought worked well,’ I may well need another piece of paper. Question two… asked me what I didn’t like… It’s a small production which delivers big ideas in an intimate space, so even though I’m rarely lost for words, question two will just have to remain unanswered.”
    Rated 9/10
    - The Gloucestershire Echo.

    “The scenes were accomplished and the chosen form of story
    telling was innovative and impressive.”
    - Ali Robertson
    (Artistic Director, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol)