Giants in Liverpool

On Sunday Sir Pubert Gladstone picked me up from home in the early hours of the morning and we headed off to Liverpool. Over the weekend, Royal de Luxe, the French street theatre company, brought their giant puppets to the streets of Liverpool. Commemorating World War I, three giant puppets in girl, Grandma and dog form, walked through Liverpool and eventually headed out to sea. Sunday was the last day of the three-part story and the three giant puppets walked down past the docks and were lifted onto a boat. It was incredible to watch these huge mechanical forms move. Powered by acrobatic humans jumping and pulling on ropes, the giants appeared so real and life-like that you wanted them to smile and wave at you.

Girl.

Girl.

Grandma.

Grandma.

Dog.

Dog.

The dog was a crowd favourite and received an extra loud cheer when it urinated on the ground. HOORAY! The whole show was fantastic and I highly recommend going to see Royal de Luxe’s puppets when they’re in a town near you. They are heading to Perth for the Festival – GO AND SEE THEM.

 

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3 Responses to “Giants in Liverpool”

  1. Alex says:

    Interestingly the giants are coming to Perth Feb 2015.

  2. Alex says:

    Dam you wrote that already. Must read entire post first.

  3. Jess says:

    Yeh… I did… But that’s ok! I will simply say, “Why yes, Alex! They sure are. Be sure to go and see them!”

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