Mortimer Revealed is the latest Grimstone story. The Grimstones is a gothic fairytale, told by marionettes. There were two people Asphyxia and Paula who controlled the marionettes. Asphyxia, who is a deaf artist, wrote the story and made the marionettes and the stage props. The marionettes and props are beautiful. The props were like big books carried on to the stage. The books contained the scenes. Asphyxia signed and Paula translated the story.
Paula and Asphyxia
Martha was curious about her father’s death. No one would talk about his death. Martha asked her brother, Crumpet who had magic powers, if he could unleash the mystery behind the death of her father.
The Grimstone Family
The movement of the marionettes was expressive and didn’t need many words to explain the story. If you want to take a little sneak peak at the story click here.
Martha and Crumpet Grimstone
After the show we were able to ask questions. I learned that Asphyxia is turning the Grimstones into story books. I can’t wait until they are released next year. I really enjoyed this show at Artplay. This is one of my most favourite things I have seen at Artplay this year!