Tomasin 'thrilled' to bring show to Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 May 2017

Tomasin Cuthbert in The Pixie's Scarf.

Tomasin Cuthbert in The Pixie's Scarf.

PAUL BLAKEMORE

A woman from Winscombe is bringing her own theatre show to Weston's Tropicana and says she is excited to perform in the town she 'has a real soft spot for'.

The Pixies' Scarf.The Pixies' Scarf.

Tomasin Cuthbert, aged 37, has created her own theatre company, Soap Soup Theatre, which focuses on visual theatre, often including puppets.

The company’s latest offering The Pixie’s Scarf, stars Tomasin and will be at the Theatre Tropicana for two nights from May 31.

She told the Mercury she cannot wait to perform at her old stomping ground and that her friends have no excuse not to come and watch her perform.

She said: “I used to love coming to Weston, as I am from Winscombe and I have such amazing memories here.

“I am just thrilled to be bringing the show here. I was never that confident in acting but with puppets it does not feel like acting as much.

“You are more manipulating the puppet and recently I have become braver and am now performing.

“I have always come from a creative family as both my parents are artists. I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil really, so of course I was going to be doing something creative.”

Tomasin created the company having studied theatre design at Nottingham Trent University.

She then found puppetry was an exciting prospect and started the venture on her own.

Since then, she has toured with many shows, and The Pixie’s Scarf, which is a performance for children about pixies and their magical secrets, is set to thrill audiences across the UK until November.

But of all the dates, Weston is the one Tomasin is most excited about.

She said: “I have so many friends and family still here and often when I am touring all across the country, they cannot come and see the shows.

“But now they have no excuse.

“The tour properly starts on May 30 so we all cannot wait to get started.”

Tickets for this show, priced £7 or £25 for a family of four, are available from 01179 020344 or online via www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/venue/theatre-tropicana

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