Imagine Vertigo, directed by David Lynch and performed by De La Guarda to the riffs of 50s jazz.
A chance encounter with a mysterious woman throws Taylor’s world into turmoil. Eloquently crafted to music, Taylor’s Dummies plumbs the depths of male desire, though a series of visual scenes that are both stunning and deeply emotional. Sharp suited performers walk up wall and fly through the air, life-sized dummies come to life, and a baby doll sings ‘Fly Me to the Moon’.
An overwhelming success with the public and critics alike, Taylor’s Dummies was theatre on the cutting edge, mixing high energy physical theatre, quirky humour, and a soundtrack that combined sexy jazz and thrilling live percussion. This acclaimed debut production was for those who love the unexpected and crave an adrenaline hit.
Technical Director Stuart Heyes
Composer David Price
Original Lighting Design Ian Scott
Original Design Ruth Finn and the company
Developed at the Lion and Unicorn as part of ROAR 2003 and originally co-produced by BAC in Summer 2003
Special Award, Mess Festival Sarajevo, 2004
Highly Commended, Time Out Live, 2003
Time Out Critics’ Choice of the Year 2002
Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2002
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"""An astonishing word of mouth success"."
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""Words seem too slippery to evoke the sublime, gravity-defying mischief of Taylor's Dummies ... theatre with a panache and dark with that never stales in this imagination-tickling production." "
""A series of understated scenes that are as touching, deft and deeply funny as they are stunningly dramatic." "
Critic's Choice, Time Out
""A whirlwind 50 minutes of compelling physical theatre" "