The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a medieval man who desperately wants to make his name in his contemporary scientific community, and make a small fortune on the side. Unfortunately, due to yet another dangerous (and unsuccessful) attempt to make gold, his latest assistant has met a grisly end. As the Alchemist continues with his experiments alone, he makes more mistakes with catastrophic consequences, further hampered by the antics of a pair of mischievous rats and an incredibly annoying bluebottle!

The Alchemist is a light-hearted, slightly-slapstick 20 minute puppet show for all ages. This gentle and magical performance has captivated audiences young and old across the UK.

  • 2 performers
  • 20 minute static show
  • 3 times a day
  • No spoken words but some written English (can be translated)

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The Alchemist was originally created by Beka Haigh and her brother, Chris Haigh and premiered at the Student International Puppet Festival at Central School of Speech and Drama in 2009, with further performances at Buxton Puppet Festival and Lakes Alive events. In 2011, the Alchemist had a long-awaited revival and was successfully selected to be performed at the Gone in 20 Minutes showcase featured at both Spitalfields, London and at Stockton International Riverside Festival.

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