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Since 2011, The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton has played host to ‘Punched’, a variety night that showcases puppetry from across Brighton and Hove. Miranda the marionette from Touched Theatre tells all.MORE INFORMATION
There is a lot to like in this raucous one woman show that tears through three myths from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ at break-neck speed using grotesque Gerald Scarfe style hand and body puppets.MORE INFORMATION
Object theatre, mask, dance, film and sculpture combine in this unusual show, which has the game of chess as its central theme.MORE INFORMATION
A feel good comedy show featuring space travel and Scottish rock, delivered with aplomb by a pair of grey woolly socks in a tartan booth.MORE INFORMATION
A menagerie of puppets feature during this bizarre adventure down the pipe of a fantastical machine, including a life size whacky professor and a little girl carved from smooth wood.MORE INFORMATION
A charming production for adults based on the stories by the late Nobel prize winning poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, this production charts the travels of a little marionette donkey and his narrator owner.MORE INFORMATION
If you've watched television at any point during the last forty years or so, you'll know Ronnie Le Drew. From his infamous turn as Zippy from Rainbow, to various characters from Roger and the Rottentrolls, he has quite literally done it all.MORE INFORMATION
A Norwegian fairytale for adults only, this production tells its dark story using beautifully made puppets and fantastic lighting design.MORE INFORMATION
A powerful piece inspired by child victims’ accounts of the atomic bombings in Japan at the end of the Second World War, using shadows, masks on hands, half-body puppets with human legs and paper cranes of all sizes.MORE INFORMATION
A reimagining of a classic TV series aimed at families, this production mixes live action, rod and glove puppetry and animation to create the weird and wonderful Land of Nog.MORE INFORMATION