'A Midsummer Night's Dream' – Bristol Old Vic with Handspring Puppet Company

9. April 2013 Matthew Isaac Cohen

A landmark staging of an old classic, this accomplished new production from the brains behind 'War Horse' makes use of tabletop puppetry, object theatre, bunraku and much more.

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'Crazy Hair' – Bamboozle Theatre

7. April 2013 Helen Jauregui

Playful energy, various puppets and plenty of colourful props combine in this adaptation of Neil Gaiman's popular picture book ‘Crazy Hair’.

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'The Tinderbox' – Norwich Puppet Theatre

3. April 2013 Kristin Fredricksson

An imaginative production that tells Hans Christian Andersen's tale using all kinds of different types of puppetry, animation and projection.

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‘Drifters’ – Strange Arrangements

24. March 2013 EJ Stedman

An experimental. ambitious and wordless performance that is as much dance, mime and symphony as it is puppet theatre, and is an example of interdisciplinary theatre at its best.

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'The Engineer's Thumb' – Dotted Line Theatre

21. March 2013 Celia Mendizabal

Based on a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this is an original and captivating adaptation that combines inventive, varied puppetry techniques, romantic horror and subtle humour to great effect.

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‘The Nose’ – Carnival of Objects

17. March 2013 Kristin Fredricksson

An energetic and exuberant performance, where a huge array of well-crafted puppets, animation and live music combine to tell Gogol's surreal story.

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'Killing Roger' – Sparkle and Dark

13. March 2013 Helen Jauregui

A 60-minute leap into the life of a housebound old man, which glitters with ethical dilemmas but retains plenty of room for superb dialogue and the odd joke.

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'Dinosaur Petting Zoo' – Erth

18. February 2013 Celia Mendizabal

‘Dinosaur Petting Zoo’ is an excuse to bring some extinct creatures back to life and offers young audiences the chance to interact with some magnificent dinosaur puppets.

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