"...squeals of delight and pearls of laughter..."
Suhaila Sulaiman, The Straits Times, Singapore
Funny, physical and fantastically messy, Muckheap is a tale of two people trying to clean out their house for their big move. In the process of packing and sorting they find all their hoarded junk too interesting, useful or too full of memories to throw away.
As a way of coping, the characters throw themselves into a story made up on the spot and illustrated with whatever comes to hand. What emerges is the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ … with a twist that parallel’s their own situation.
From throwing out junk to creating characters with consummate ease, this show displays the awesome power of the puppeteer. It invites children to become their own story makers and encourages imaginative play through whatever you have at hand.
Muckheap is driven by Polyglot’s philosophy of inventive play, children as creators and the idea that the simplest of materials can make for fantastic worlds, with imagination and confidence.