Spitting Image – From Start to Finish

28. March 2014 Helen Babbs

30 years after its first broadcast, the celebrated and controversial satirical puppet show makes a welcome, temporary return with an exhibition at London's Cartoon Museum.

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FIRSTS festival 2014

28. March 2014 Alexander Winfield

This March, the Little Angel Theatre's FIRSTS festival premiered a selection of new works from young, emerging puppetry companies.

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'Father Nandru and the Wolves' – Wiltons Music Hall

25. March 2014 Penny Francis

Energetic and energising, this memorable puppetry piece is suffused with gypsy music and folk romance.

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'Portofino Ballad' – Peter Rinderknecht

23. February 2014 Alexander Winfield

A double bass doubles up as a puppet theatre of sorts, in this slightly strange and imaginative performance for younger audiences.

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'Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs' – Les Petits Theatre Company

17. February 2014 Celia Mendizabal

High production values, storytelling, singing and some puppet-playing combine in this hyperactive adaptation of an award winning children's book.

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'Black Hoods' – Old Watty Theatre Company

10. February 2014 Alexander Winfield

A series of skits created from the flimsiest of materials, this short puppet play lacks a strict narrative but delivers lots of laughs.

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'Missing' – Gecko Theatre | London International Mime Festival

31. January 2014 EJ Stedman

A beautiful dance piece that evolves into something more obscure, this mime fest show features a show-stealing bunraku puppet.

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'What's Become of You?' – Compagnie 111 | London International Mime Festival

30. January 2014 Helen Babbs

Raw dance, vivid shadow-play and a flamenco dress with a mind of its own combine in this intimate portrait of an artist.

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