The Paper Man


A Norfolk & Norwich Festival and La Strada, Graz co-commission.  Co-produced with Norwich & Norfolk Festival.
Tickets available HERE

Creative Team

Vera Chok
Sophia Clist
Colin Grenfell
Steve Harper
Jess Mabel Jones
Anna-Maria Nabiyre
Adrienne Quartly
Lee Simpson
Steve Tiplady

What do we do when fascism comes to town?

In 1938, Austrian football star Matthias Sindelar humiliated the Nazi regime by refusing to throw a match. A few months later he was dead. Accident, suicide or execution? Inspirational little guy or yet another man and his ego? Who cares? 

Middle aged, white British, Football addict-in-recovery, Lee Simpson wants answers. He hires some women to make a show about football, Nazis, and our future.

In a paper world of light and shadow, violence and dance, four performers work together on what sets them apart.

14-19 May 2018 – Norwich Puppet Theatre as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
More dates to be announced soon.






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