Intimate stop-motion theatre about unexpected fatherhood
He once was a contestant in the British version of Idols (Fame Academy), had a top 5 hit and was awarded a BAFTA in 2013, after having successfully transitioned from singer-songwriter into a fabulous animator. Hailing from Scotland, Ainslie Henderson is truly multitalented. Adjust is his very first theatre performance under development, telling the tale of his becoming a father very unexpectedly. While his hands portray his son's birth process right before your eyes, Henderson ponders out loud about love and fatherhood. This fabled storyteller offers both an intimate peek inside his head as well as one into the magical world of stop-motion animation. Thanks to Adjust, like he was as a musician, Henderson once again is in touch with his audience, contact he so sorely missed. He engages intimately with his child, his father and himself, striking a connection, as well as especially with you as viewer.
“In a way, by letting us into his headspace and studio space, Henderson hasn’t softened the spectacle of stop-motion but magnified it by revealing to his audience the love and care that goes into making his puppets.”
Playwright and director | Ainslie Henderson
Performer | Ainslie Henderson
Stage design | Ainslie Henderson
With special thanks to | Participants of workshop Groningen
Coproduction | With the support of Puppet Animation Scotland and Cove Park