Walking the Riddle:

A three day walk to Canterbury inspired by Russel Hoban’s Riddley Walker, with puppet fragments, friends, and passers by.

The “Trubba” sack in Challock, 18.02.20, photograph, Andrew James

Walking the Riddle was a walk-work with shadow performances.

An invited audience walked with me part of a longer journey. The “Trubba” sack contained fragments of puppets . The puppet pieces, gathering power on their journey, created a brief shadow play on the closed doors of Canterbury Cathedral on interaction, inclusion and exclusion. Conversations with passers by (and a policeman) focused on my carrying fragments of a divided society.

At the door of Canterbury Cathedral, 19.02.20 Photographs: Lisa Alexander

puppets practicing at The Junction, Cambridge, February 2020, before their walk to Canterbury