The Mittens story is written in 6 seasons in hug-0-vision. It’s a musical comedy rock-u-mentory show with a deep and warm understanding of the world. It’s written as a live action story of a group of friends who live together or as neighbours and the mad world of the Mittens where anything surprising and silly can happen.
The set and everything about Mittens is colourful.
Although it may feel childlike, the innocence that it has is universal to all ages and any action should feel cartoon like. Mittens is organic and grows as required, nothing about Mittens is written in stone.
On a bench sleeps Zed, a drifter who is never homeless or lonely. From time to time he wakes up and shares his dreams and sings the most beautiful songs about the world and its splendour, with a San Francisco theme or element, as when he got there he found that he didn't want to leave. The house was built around him as it would be rude to ask him to leave. From time to time he gets up to use the outside restroom or 'Zedroom' as they call it.
The middle house belongs to the Mitten family. The right hand house belongs to Ophelia Nads. The left house to Ruby Wise. Ophelia shares her house with Mick and Zen. Ophelia make take to singing from her balcony, as if singing to the adoring fans. Mick and Zen share the ground floor flat, they are in a relationship.
All shows have to completely balanced. Trees and plants and flowers planted and given back to the earth and seeds are sown. There are lots of in jokes and a nod to knowing the show is great. Slowly the characters are introduced to us and Fish. Everyone should have their chance to shine and be brilliant.
The main character, Hugs, takes us on a journey of Mitten land and all its wonders, through the character Fish the alien who crash lands in Mitten land at the start of show 1.
Mittens have their own unique way of doing things have many of their own sayings, or ‘Mittenismums’, and words of wisdom to help a fellow Mitten out. And Hugs quite naturally just welcomes Fish.