Jackie the Baboon

Jackie the Baboon tells the astonishing true story of a chacma baboon who is found by a soldier and taken to war as a mascot by the 3rd South African Infantry. Jackie is given a uniform and serves in the trenches of the Great War for three years, including the infamous Battle of Devil's Wood. Illuminating, heartbreaking and groundbreaking, this visually rich show features innovative puppetry, ensemble acting and an original score to tell the life story of this incredible baboon and take you through Work War 1 from a unique point of view. 

We have partnered with Art House Jersey, with support from University of Surrey, for a further period of research and development for an industry launch in London in October 2018 with a view to tour the show in 2019. 

More details coming soon.

 

Jackie the Baboon was initially developed with support from Arts Council England, University of Surrey and Orange Tree Theatre.

^ Rehearsal Photos by The Other Richard

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CREATIVE TEAM FOR R&D 1

Director    
Andy Brunskill
Puppetry Director/Designer    
Jimmy Grimes
Composer     
Terry Davies
Sound Designer
Emma Laxton
Designer
Jen McGinley
Cast
Alistair Brammer
Matthew Churcher
Darren Hart
Emma Thornett
Sam Wilmott
Stanton Wright