THE TIMELY DEATH OF VICTOR BLOTT

Duration

1 hr

Cast

2 M

1 F

+ puppet & puppeteers

Written for the Dead Puppets Society (using the company's original concept as inspiration), The Timely Death of Victor Blott, is a play about a boy born with no heart in his body, who defies science by living.

 

When Victor is ten, his father invites a doctor into the home to conduct experiments to unravel his mystery. Soon, the experiments become invasive, and Victor’s mother battles for his peace.  Poor Victor soon realises that he is only a marvel while he is alive. This realisation holds the key to his freedom. 

The Timely Death of Victor Blott is gothic storytelling about science and rationality versus magic and mystery - but, more importantly, it is a story about hearts: warm ones gone cold, broken ones, and non-existent ones.

 

The intriguing challenge in the writing of this play lies in the fact that Victor Blott is a puppet who never speaks.

The Timely Death of Victor Blott played a sell-out season at Brisbane's Metro Arts in May 2010.

Funny and endearing one moment, utterly horrifying the next. Gothic in atmosphere but contemporary in its staging. An equal mix of the most dreadful parts of human nature and the most beautiful.

Australian Stage

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