The show is presented by New York's Concrete Temple Theatre. Acclaimed performer Carlo Adinolfi plays Geppetto, a poor Italian immigrant puppeteer, in this heart-wrenching and hilarious tale. It tells the story of a puppet-maker and recent widower, Geppetto, as he attempts to perform the mythical love story of Perseus and Andromeda by himself for the first time, scrambling to devise stories, characters, and even limbs. Drawing inspiration from Pinocchio, The Old Man and the Sea along with the true story of Hugh Herr whose legs were amputated after a climbing accident and who now designs technologically advanced articial limbs. The show is an exploration of resilience and ingenuity in the face of loss and change.
“charming” (The New Yorker)
“dazzling and engaging” (The Village Voice) “transcends simple human emotion and stokes the imagination with its art and artistry” (nytheatre.com)
“frees us with grace and whimsy and intelligence” (NY Theatre Wire)
“celebrates human ingenuity” (The New York Times).
The show is presented by an exciting new company Time Productions. Directed by up and coming talent David Loungair, it stars Niall Bishop who is fast becoming known for his compelling performances.
Tiny Dynamite follows the story of two childhood friends, Luce and Anthony, who both experienced the same traumatic event at an early age. The shock has affected them in different ways and led them down very different paths in life. But during their annual pilgrimage to the countryside, the pair encounter a beautiful stranger who couldn’t possibly exist, someone who threatens to uncover a truth long since buried.
Writer Abi Morgan described Tiny Dynamite as about ‘knowing when to take responsibility for your life and those moments when you have to just step back and let a miracle happen.’
The play presents a fierce pressure cooker of memory and trauma which Morgan describes as being akin to ‘a domino effect’, with the tension constantly building throughout.
Read our article with starring actor, Niall Bishop here