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by Ilya Bodrenkova and Aimee Dickinson

A factory above, a factory below. Two worlds, existing side by side - until someone crosses the boundary.

MJ is a human who is sick of moving boxes around all day like a robot. Pins is a robot who doesn’t fit into the underground. When they meet in the space between their worlds, they form a friendship that blurs the boundaries of human and machine. Are we becoming machines? Are machines becoming too much like us? Is there another possibility?


Originally performed in The Assembly Rooms Theatre in partnership with Wrong Tree Theatre Company, later performed at Underbelly as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Foundations is an experimental play about technology, love, and bad dancing, told through physical theatre and puppetry.


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 "A heartwarming tale of friendship, family, growing up and acceptance, this piece of theatre is an incredible tapestry of movement and puppetry that makes the darkness of the stage and the world, a little brighter."

Broadway Baby

"Adorable as the story is, the show also provides stunning, thought-provoking commentary on complex ideas."

Theatre Weekly


The entire cast was impeccable... don’t miss this family-friendly, wholesome puppeteer show!"

Lost in Theatreland

"This coraline-esque show is dazzling in its fluidity and imagination." North West End

 "Foundations is radically, brilliantly, unsafe... Foundations manages to feel both old, with its puppetry and steampunk, and wholly, necessarily, modern. It feels wholly relevant to our time. It is, in a word, new."


"The music tied the whole show together and worked beautifully with the movements... an outstanding five-star performance that should not be missed."

First Night

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