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Pupa by Beyond the Bark, image by Ken Coleman

Theatre: Pupa at Belltable Art Centre, Limerick

23 - 25 Mar 2017, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Past)

Belltable Art Centre, Limerick


The freakish metamorphic tale of us.

A puppet girl struggling with her disabled part splits herself in two, casts off her disabled part and banishes it to the room of forgotten limbs. A puppet boy falls from normality, breaking and reforming. They both go on separate quests to find a sense of wholeness. As they navigate a dark world they encounter many characters on their way- a wise bug, fragmented and broken bodies, singing mouths in jars, and silence.

Pupa is inspired by the fairy-tale Pinocchio. Transforming and metamorphosing from abled to disabled, such as when he burns his legs of at the fire, along the way Pinocchio is helped by many characters who share their stories with him and make him who he is.

Pupa derives from the Latin for puppet meaning girl or doll, and is also used to describe the middle stage of an insect’s metamorphosis before it re-emergens as a new creature. This is a metaphor for the transition from able to disabled within the play.

By mixing puppetry, mask, ceramics, song and film, we will tell the freakish metamorphic tale of us. Audiences will be lead through a multi-sensory, interactive, Kafkaesque, telling of Pinocchio as never seen before.

In a land where we are all different, we question what normal even means, looking at how people with disabilities think society sees them. We are telling stories of coming out/identifying as disabled and navigating the grey area between disabled and abled.

Belltable | Thu 23rd – Sat 25th March | 4pm, 6pm & 8pm each day | €12/€10

Capacity: 20 people for each performance.

For all performances at Belltable, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

Book your tickets online at: www.limetreetheatre.ie

Beyond the Bark Puppet & Installation Theatre

Audiences will be lead through a multi-sensory, interactive, Kafkaesque, telling of Pinocchio as never seen before.

Pupa by Beyond the Bark. Image by Ken Coleman.


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