"With live music, big earthy performances and heart-melting puppetry,
this comedy has a joyous, celebratory fizz and a piercing melancholy"
★★★★ The Times
Kneehigh and o-region presents
Based on the novel by Jim Dodge
Adapted & directed by Simon Harvey
The Santee family are unconventional, to say the least.
One hundred year old Grandaddy Jake and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking whiskey, building fences, boasting of immortality. But then, Fup arrives – an ass-kicking, web-footed, feathery sonofagun. See, Fup is a duck. A very big duck. A very big duck indeed... And she is going to change their world forever.
FUP is a big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall not so different from this one. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm, FUP is a story like no other.
All shows at this year's Asylum are suitable for adults,
teenagers and adventurous children over the age of 10.
The Asylum is located at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN.
There will be a signed performance on Thursday 18th August at 7.45pm
Adaptor & Director Simon Harvey
Composer & Music Director Ben Sutcliffe
Designer Rosie Vize
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer Andy Graham
Choreographer Helen Tiplady
Puppet Director Sarah Wright
Puppet Designer Lyndie Wright
Puppet & Prop Makers Lyndie Wright, Sarah Wright, Jan Zalud & Gerry Spiller
Costume Supervisor Nicola Holter
Script Consultant Carl Grose
Cast Calvin Dean, Dave Mynne, Rachel Leonard, Jenny Beare, Ben Sutcliffe, Zaid Al-Rikabi