Inspired by George Harriman’s hugely influential Krazy Kat cartoon strip (1913-1944), Cat and Mouse is a feature-length, surreal and satirical animation created by Paul Barritt (1927), featuring original big screen cartoons, live music and theatre.
Cat and Mouse sets up a familiar dichotomy and proceeds to navigate extremes of human idiocy from art to war, from technology to industry, from civilisation to love all rendered through the shenanigans of a rodent, a feline and the dogs of law. But who is really to blame in this anthropomorphic chaos, Mr Mouse or Mr Cat?
Paul Barritt is co-Artistic Director of 1927, and returns to TOM following GOLEM (2016) and The Animals and the Children Took To The Streets (2014)
#TOMtech champions artists working with emerging technology to hone their craft. For 2017 we bring innovative shows to the stage that redefine what theatre can be, and commission new VRx experiences that enable you to completely immerse in new realities.
For artists, we run labs to introduce these new technologies and allow space to see what is possible when they can master these tools. This year, we are running a workshop on the basics of VR / AR and exploring how we can use Real-time motion capture, live on stage.
Read more about the programme, find out how to get involved and join in the conversation at tomtechblog.com @TOMtech_ #TOMtech
#TOMtech is funded by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Those who like music, animation, experiential club nights, Graphic Novels or Cats or Mice. Or Dogs in fact.