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Hopeful Monsters

From simple organisms to complex beasts! A story of evolution told entirely with hands.

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Constantly shifting and changing, human hands move and morph in unusual ways, creating unexpected creatures.

With no central character we flow between water, land and air, on a strange and mesmerising journey through nature.

Hopeful Monsters is a non-verbal piece of visual theatre set to an emotive and humorous soundtrack.

Through innovative hand puppetry, a single element is pushed to its limit, discovering how much it can do and become.


Hopeful Monsters is both a public and a community event for residents and children from Byker. All children will be accompanied by trained facilitators, and this performance will be a relaxed performance. As this will be the first time in a theatre for many of our visitors, some children may need to move around and go in and out of the space – which we will be allowing during the performance.


Stage 3

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Age Guidance

For adults & children 6 +

Running Time

45 mins


Like Planet Earth with hands!

-– Audience member, Moving Parts Festival