Somebody loves you, mr hatch
Adapted by Chris Macgregor
Based on the book by Eileen Spinelli
Gateway Theatre & The Kay Meek Centre
Produced by axis theatre co | MAY 2016
Mr. Hatch is completely alone, or so he thinks. Mr. Hatch leads a colourless, ordered life, until one Valentine’s Day, he receives a candy-filled heart with the note somebody loves you. Mr. Hatch’s world is turned upside down and he begins to make friends and enjoy all sorts of nice foods and the fun parts of life that he once ignored. This heartwarming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a dreary existence.
As a puppeteer in this show, I was involved in its development from the first workshop. The show is a mix of hand and rod, object puppetry, and light mask and character work. It’s highly physical and truly speaks to audiences of all ages.
Adapted & Directed by Chris McGregor
Puppetry by Jeny Cassidy, Mika Laulainen, & Sarah May Redmond
2016-2017 Jessie Awards
Nominated - Outstanding Production
Nominated - Outstanding Performance - Jeny Cassady, Mika Laulainen, & Sarah May Redmond
Development & Workshop Production at UBC in 2014.