UK and European Puppeteer ‘Fitchy’ was born in a sheep pen on the outskirts of Oola Boola and was surrounded from an early age by animals’ genitalia as he crawled in the dirt around the homestead.
Having broken free from the smallholding in his late teens (there’s only so much sheep dagging a boy can put up with!) he found himself studying drama at Mountview Theatre School in London and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Performance.
After a few years grafting away in a large number of shows, films and on television, his shady past caught up with him. It was the call of the cock. Those ‘Priapic Priests’ from PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS lured him back to the days when he would entertain the flock with amusing genital contortions.
Fitchy is very grateful to his gurus, the equine Simon Morley and amiable David Friend, for allowing him to re-capture his youth and entertain the world in such a highly whimsical fashion.
As of today most of the Western World has played host to PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS including Australia, UK, USA, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Iceland, Norway, Spain, France, Denmark, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa and Switzerland, and it has been performed in climates ranging from 45º to -35º.
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS will be performed at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Wednesday 1 May.
Book tickets at wyverntheatre.org.uk or call the ticket office on 01793 524 481.