Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mezieres 2013

1. October 2013 Celia Mendizabal

From sublime street theatre to invite-only premieres, the Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mezieres offers audiences an overwhelming amount of puppetry over nine days.

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‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' – The Tiger Lillies

6. September 2013 Helen Babbs

A musical interpretation of Coleridge's epic poem, the highlight of this show is the Python-esque animated set, which features puppetry, mask and circus.

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'Munch and Van Gogh' – Ulkrika Quade Company

31. August 2013 Helen Jauregui

Fine art, fame and talk show absurdity combine beautifully in a unique homage to two great, dead artists.

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The Smoking Puppet Cabaret – Bristol Festival of Puppetry

31. August 2013 Helen Jauregui

Glamourous stripteases, macabre stunts and magic all make for a late night puppet cabaret with a smouldering atmosphere.

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'The Man Who Planted Trees' – Puppet State Theatre Company

23. August 2013 Helen Babbs

Using a modest mix of live action, glove and tabletop puppetry, two master storytellers transport us to the dusty, windswept home of a shepherd with a tree planting habit.

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'Feral' – Tortoise in a Nutshell | Edinburgh 2013

21. August 2013 Darren East

Technically sophisticated, this show uses live paper animation to lay the creative process bare.

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'Pendulum's Bargain Emporium' – Maison Foo | Edinburgh 2013

21. August 2013 Darren East

Using a mix of puppetry and live action, this show turns 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' into a potent satire about child labour and consumerism.

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'Birdhouse' – Jammy Voo | Edinburgh 2013

20. August 2013 Darren East

Clowning, physical theatre and delightful hand puppetry combine to tell the story of the minor characters from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.

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