Amy Rose directed Jonny Dixon in his one-man show, Muzzle. The work blends puppetry, projections, multi-role acting and animated sets, to address the impact of war and fascism on youth and innocence. In it, the tale of Peter and the Wolf unfolds against a backdrop of war-torn Stalingrad, with harrowing outcomes. Amy worked closely with the artist to develop existing scratch material (featured in film below) to create a full length touring show. She directed a process that included research, devising, writing, music composition, dramaturgy and design to support the fulfilment of Jonny’s vision. Muzzle premiered at Farnham Maltings and toured the UK and Europe.
Arranged extremely intelligently, the spheres of reality and fiction blend. With “Muzzle”, Dixon takes away the pathos of the naïve fiction and, in an incredible fashion turns the fear of war into a lasting impression.
…a multi-sensory feast of a show.
Venue Magazine on Muzzle at Bristol Festival of Puppetry