Clay Martins Puppet Theater
Clay Martin's Puppet Theater has been entertaining audiences in the Northwest for over 30 years. Starting as a street performer in Seattle's Pike Place Market, where he presented 5 minute puppet productions of such classics as "Moby Dick", "Hamlet", "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "Frankenstein", Clay has gone on to perform in theaters, schools, libraries, fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest and around the world. His latest production, "Treasure Island", uses a special pirate puppet stage to present Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale in the style of British Pantomime, with slapstick comedy and variety acts. Clay is a frequent performer in Seattle's Variete and Burlesque venues, including the annual Moisture Festival. As a burlesque performer, he is renowned as the world's only stripping puppeteer. He is also considered one of the world's formost interpreters of the 350 year old "Punch & Judy Show" and one of the few remaining puppeteers to present Mr Punch's voice with the traditional "swazzle."
Clay Martin's Puppet Theater Presents A New Show Featuring A
Variety Of Nautical Tales And Characters.
The Main Story, Treasure Island, Is Presented In The Style Of
Classic British Pantomime, With Plenty Of Horrible Jokes And
Between Each Scene Are Variety Pieces Including Hand Puppet
Shows Of Moby Dick And The Frog Prince, A Toy Theater Little
Mermaid, A Blacklight Fish Ballet And A Dancing Skeleton.
The Show Is Presented In A New Puppet Stage, Designed And
Painted By Seattle Artist Lillian Ripley.
Musical Accompaniment Is By
The Toucan Pirates
THE AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL PUNCH & JUDY SHOW
From its origins, over 350 years ago, THE PUNCH & JUDY
SHOW has become the most popular puppet show of all
time and the longest-running show in the English
language. Hours of research and study have gone into
making this production ". .every bit as clever and good as
seen on the streets of London." Of special interest is the
use of the "swazzle," an ancient and secret device used to
create Mr Punch's distinctive voice. This most subversive
of plays is a treat for all ages and a fascinating chapter
from the history of theater.
AMADOO AND THE CROCODILE & Other African Stories
A collection of African folktales featuring Anansi the Spider and other memorable characters. The
show includes stories like "Anansi and the Witch," "Amadoo and the Crocodile," and "Nyap and
Nyakwe." Hand Puppets and Toy Theater techniques are used to bring the stories to life. There is
also a magic show by The Magic Man, a puppet based on a painting by African-American artist Jacob
Lawrence. Anansi does a tap dance to Cab Calloway's song "Do You Wanna Jump, Children?" Find
out how Anansi collected all the stories in the world - - - and then lost them! All accompanied by
authentic African music.
Arthur, Merlin the Wizard, the Knights of the Round Table and an
unlikely hero named Krokuss battle the forces of evil to win the
Crown of England. Success seems assured after Arthur pulls the
sword from the stone. The evil Mordred, however, has other
ideas. Mordred makes a deal with the devil to foil Arthur's
coronation. Sir Gawaine, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad must fight
a witch, a dragon and the ferocious Green Knight. In the end, it
is Arthur's jester who saves the day.
THE MATCHBOX & OTHER TALES by Hans Christian Andersen
A program of stories by denmark's master storyteller,
told with a variety of puppetry styles and featuring a
re-creation of an authentic Danish "Dukketeater" (TOY
THEATER) production of "THE MATCHBOX." OTHER STORIES
INCLUDE "tHE eMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES," "THE jUMPING
COMPETITION," AND "THE LITTLE MERMAID." THE STORIES ARE
PRESENTED WITH HAND PUPPETS, JUMPING JACKS, BLACKLIGHT
PUPPETS, TOY THEATER AND SHADOW PUPPETRY.
THE (not) REALLY, REALLY SCARY HALLOWEEN SHOW!!!
CLAY MARTIN'S PUPPET THEATER offers Halloween shows for adults and children.
Our show features all your favorite horror heroes including Dracula, Frankenstein and
The Mummy along with ghosts, goblins, imps and dancing skeletons. The show begins
with a magic show by The Magic Man. Kids will love our singing, dancing Jack
O'Lanterns and a Toy Theater production of JACK THE GIANT KILLER. Our adult show
features THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, a shadow play based on Edgar Allan Poe's
story of Gothic Horror. Halloween shows can last anywhere from 5 minutes to over an
JINGLE BELL ROCK!
Our annual holiday show is always different, featuring new stories and characters along
with favorite pieces from our past holiday shows. This year we are adding Frosty
the Snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer, and Father Christmas' Magic Show!
The show will also include THE FIR TREE by Hans Christian Andersen, A shadow play
based on Clement Moore's poem A VISIT FROM ST NICHOLAUS, St George & the
Dragon, the ever-popular Mr Punch & his sweet wife Judy. All this accompanied by the
most popular music of the season. A Winter time treat for the whole family!
JACK THE GIANT-KILLER and Other Terrible Tales
A collection of Gothic Horror stories featuring a re-creation of an authentic 19th century
English Toy Theater production of JACK THE GIANT-KILLER. Hand puppets perform the
stories of DRACULA and THE MUMMY'S CURSE. There is a shadow play based on
Edgar Allan Poe's THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO. Skeletons dance, jack o'lanterns sing
and ghost fly in this horrifying puppet show for adults and brave children.