The Hit

‘A clever and fascinating piece of work…. lashings of irony and black humour’ – British Theatre Guide

‘Hilarious and harrowing in equal measure…part Becket, part Scorcese’ – Total Theatre

One puppet, one hit man, one dreadful trip to ToysRUs!  When a dance of death with a femme fatale ends under a smoking Buick, some nagging last words put Mikey on a roller coaster with no brakes. Grotesque initiations, a Mexican disappearance and home truths in the Happy Time Steam Room – sometimes even a hitman can see too much brain…

An experiment in experience, The Hit  is based on audience cognition and an enquiry into the desire we all have in bringing objects to life.

Funded by Wellcome Trust, Arts Council and Kent County Council and written with support by Dr Nathan Heflick, based in the School of Pyschology at University of Lincoln and Mervyn Millar, Creative Associate of the National Theatre on War Horse. 

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Our micro adventure takes a giant leap to become a full length family piece for studio/small scale spaces in Autumn 2019.

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Photo by Hope Fitzgerald for Ideas Test

Beached tells the tale of Arnold whose walk quickly becomes an adventure….

A soundtrack is played on earphones for each audience member, creating a little world to share at the table which is suitable for all ages.

For more details about Beached, please visit here!

Coming Soon…


What if a cave man was resurrected in the near future? What could he tell us? How would we react? What if he looked like Buster Keaton? Click on the images for clips from the R&D (different puppet, but imagine Buster!).