'Dolly Mixtures' – Nina Conti

21. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

If talking to yourself is the first sign of madness, then Nina Conti provides a first class ticket to her own personal bedlam with her new show, where she brings more madcap characters to the stage than ever before.

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'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' – Little Angel Theatre

18. May 2013 EJ Stedman

Wooden rod puppets bring Michael Rosen's well loved book to life, with catchy songs provided by Barb Jungr.

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'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' – The Opera Group and Opera North

17. May 2013 Isobel Smith

Simple shadow puppetry and ingenious masks combine beautifully in this enchanting opera adapted from the novels of Philip Pullman.

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'Occasionally Ovid' – Helen Ainsworth

11. May 2013 Jeremy Bidgood

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.

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'Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets' – Marcel Dzama

8. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

Object theatre, mask, dance, film and sculpture combine in this unusual show, which has the game of chess as its central theme.

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The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

1. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

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.

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'Nice' – Folded Feather

28. April 2013 Helen Jauregui

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.

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'Platero – Travels with a Donkey' – Mike Maran Productions and Marjanishvili Theatre

27. April 2013 Helen Jauregui

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.

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