Collaboration > Taking the Waters

Taking the Waters is a new, bold work for adults from Lemony S Puppet Theatre.

Three sisters gather together after many years apart. One of them is dying.
In this complex world, old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new reality where three becomes two must be found.

Created in collaboration with artist Kyoko Imazu, singer-songwriter Susannah Espie and Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Taking the Waters is a visually stunning, aching and humorous examination of the absurdity of life and death.

This new work from Lemony S Puppet Theatre combines live performance, sung voice, bunraku puppets and object theatre with stunning and multi-layered shadow scenes.

Creative Team

Writer/director & co-creator– Sarah Kriegler
Co-creator – Jacob Williams
Dramaturg & co-creator – Ben Grant
Set, costume design & Duck puppet design– Yvette Turnbull
Shadow puppetry design & construction – Kyoko Imazu
Sound designer – Marco Cocher-Gibard
Lighting designer – Rachel Burke
Composition/performer & co-creator– Suzannah Espie
Performer – Fiona Macleod
Performer/puppeteer/puppet maker – Tamara Rewse
Producer – Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)
Photography – Jeff Busby