This is a short piece of visual theatre that features nothing but
a hand. After a rude awakening, the hand goes about it's morning
washing and dressing ritual before setting off for the day, but
a chance encounter with a flying piece of rubbish brings an odd
change. Is it a turn for the worse, or a twist of fate?
Handy Tips was devised by Adam Bennett for DNA Cabaret and over
the years has been worked on and improved. Phelim McDermott of Improbable
Theatre helped out in rehearsals.
Handy Tips featured as a cabaret act at the London International
Festival of Theatre in 1999, and in the Visions Festival of Visual
"Adam Bennett's naked digits performing Handy Tips - a day in
the life of a hand - Dynamic New Animation is a good example to a
contemporary company that moves easily from work aimed at children
to work aimed at a general theatre audience to adult cabaret."
- Total Theatre
||Suitable for 12 and over
||no technical requirements
||As a gift to festival bookers