St George and The Dragon
Originally commissioned by Derby LIVE in 2013 to celebrate St George’s Day as part of an all-encompassing celebration of all things British. The Lost Boys worked with Folk 3D and created a tongue in cheek look at the legend of St George. The whole days celebrations included, Morris Dancing, Mummer Plays, Choirs, Parades, Shakespeare and of course The Lost Boys.
Giant Punch and Judy
Commissioned by Feste in 2014 and funded by ACE. The Lost Boys created a new take on the traditional British sea-side show, by making the puppets life-size and operating within a large booth. Blending concepts from the characters origins in Commedia Dell ‘Arte and the Victorian take on Punch and Judy to create a unique festival production.
Click here to see an extract from Punch and Judy at Derby Feste
The Lost Boys developed a street theatre show that explored and celebrated the great polar explorers Scott and Shackleton to celebrate the anniversary of their quests in 2013. The street theatre show represented the arduous trek that both men experienced in the polar regions but took them to festivals across the UK, including Mintfest and Feste.
As part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2011/12, The Lost Boys worked with Sinfonia Viva and Derby LIVE with funding from ACE Igniting Ambitions programme to create a multi-art outdoor production that explored film, music, live performance and sport. The Lost Boys created a show inspired by two of their heroes, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin.
The show featured Douglas Fairbanks in his role as The Black Pirate and saw him buckle his swash, climbing, swinging, tumbling and sword fighting. Whilst Charlie Chaplin engaged in his infamous Boxing match from City Lights. The show featured as part of the Olympic Torch relay and then went onto, Feste and Mintfest, alongside the grand opening of the Derby Arena.
A collaboration with Freckled Mischief, this eschewed version of characters from Frank L Baum’s books saw them landing in the UK from Oz, lost and confused they sought out answers and the nations Wizard (Prime Minister) to help them get home. Like fish our of water they encounter strange and wonderful things and behaviours on the part of the human audience. This act formed part of a PHd Thesis exploring mischief in the public realm.
All of the Lost Boys street theatre shows are available for festivals and tour.