First Look at…. Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World

The production based on the television show is currently having its World premiere at the Birmingham Rep.

(c)Mark Senior

Production images have now been released for Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World, which is currently playing at the Birmingham Rep until the 11th March.

World famous celebrities are thrown together as Tom Cruise is tasked by King Charles with saving Great Britain. Greta Thunberg duets with Stormzy as Putin and Xi watch on from their premium seats in the stalls. Have they just come out for a night on the town? Or will they wipe out all of civilisation? A show simultaneously inspired and appalled by real events.

(c)Mark Senior

The voice over artists for the puppets includes: Al Murray, Debra Stephenson, Jess Robinson , Jojo Lin (Spitting Image Puppeteer), Jason Forbes, Josh Berry, Kathryn Drysdale, Lorna Laidlaw, Luke Kempner, Matt Forde, Ronan Summers  and Shri Patel. Meanwhile, the puppeteers are: Will Palmer, Tom Quinn, Katie Bradley, Rayo Patel, Paula Brett, Jojo Lin, Kaidan Dawkins, Chand Martinez, Pena Liyambo, Faye Weerasinghe, Bertie Harris and Helen Parke. 

(c)Mark Senior

The full creative team is: Director Sean Foley, writers Al Murray, Matt Forde and Sean Foley, Caricaturist Supremo Roger Law, Set Designer, Alice Power, Video Designer Nina Dunn, Sound Designer Paul Groothuis, Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell, Puppet Master Scott Brooker, Costume Designer Lotte Collet, Choreographer Lizzi Gee, Composer Felix Hagan, Production Manager John Rowland, Associate Director Nyasha Gudo, Associate Sound Designer Simon King, Assistant Set Designer Catherine Morgan, Puppet Casting Director Mikey Brett, Creators of Spitting Image Peter Fluck and Roger Law, Producer for Birmingham Rep Chloe Naldrett, General Manager Emma Brunjes and Executive Producers Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday for Avalon.

The original Spitting Image television series ran for 18 series between 1984 and 1996, and was watched by over 15 million viewers. It recently made a popular return to TV on BritBox.

Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World, Live on Stage will play at the Birmingham Rep  until the 11th March.  

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