The puppet show that’s definitely not for kids

The puppet show that’s definitely not for kids

27 February 2013

A NAUGHTY but nice adult puppet show is coming to Down Arts Centre for one night only. Inspired by two year’s worth of confessions from people of all backgrounds, all across the country, The Ulster Kama Sutra arrives on Friday, March 8 at 8pm.

Featuring walking, talking, hand-crocheted ‘unmentionables’ and very loosely based on the Hindu sacred text, The Ulster Kama Sutra is a cabaret mash-up of sketches and songs , plus a good helping of what Ulster actually confessed.

The Ulster Kama Sutra has been created by Terra Nova Productions, a Belfast-based theatre company that specialises in work that engages with other cultures. For this production its Artistic Director, Andrea Montgomery, recorded nearly 100 anonymous interviews and ran community workshops using chapters of the sacred Hindu text as a starting point.

“We are so excited to tour this show which is based on the confessions and quirky comments we’ve had from real people in Northern Ireland,” said Andrea. “There were so many very funny and unexpected similarities between Ulster and Indian culture.

“It was great to get the feedback and additional material after the May 2012 show to develop this further before taking it on tour.”

Local actors Nuala McKeever, Caroline Curran and Neil Keery are joined on stage by British Indian actor Shri Patel. This cast of four work alongside puppet versions of themselves, as well as some unforgettable hand-crocheted puppets with some eye-wateringly true tales to tell.

The Ulster Kama Sutra contains adult material throughout, so is recommended for those over the age of 18.

To purchase tickets (£12 / £10) and for further information, contact the box office on 028 4461 0747. The complete Down Arts Centre Season Programme is available to download at