Last night Mr Fox had his first outing of the Autumn at The Stagey Fox a wonderful theatrical bookshop in the heart of Leamington Spa.
Mr Fox was first performed back in April at Story Jam but since then he has gone back into the studio. The piece has now been developed with live music provided by the wonderfully talented Ann Jones. It also incorporates mask and has two endings – the audience use masks to choose which one they wish to see. Both times it has been performed the audience has asked to see both the endings. But this time Mr Fox won the original vote!
I enjoy this game with the audience the point when they all place masks on their faces (I plan to take a picture of this at the next performance) it is a wonderful theatrical moment when the lines between performer and speactator blur and merge.
I want to play with this idea more in other stories in different ways and I really want to sit down with fabulous London storyteller Vanessa Wolf who also has a curiosity about audience decision making within a tale so that we can compare experiences.
The audience at The Stagey Fox were very welcoming and have given us some gorgeous feedback!