'Schicklgruber… Alias Adolf Hitler’ – Stuffed Puppet Theatre | Manipulate Festival

9. February 2013 Helen Babbs

A one-man show using muppet-style puppets, which tells the infamous story of the final moments of Hitler, Eva Braun, Goebbels et al in their underground bunker.

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'Consuming Spirits' – Chris Sullivan | Manipulate Festival

8. February 2013 Helen Babbs

Spiralling alcoholism, game hunting, neglect and gardening are the themes that flow through this feature-length animation shot frame by frame on 16mm, which brings 2D paper puppets, toy cars, old photos and pencil drawings to life.

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'Papercut' – Yael Rasooly | Manipulate Festival

7. February 2013 Helen Babbs

What do you get if you cross a black and white Hollywood movie with a busy 1950s office and a paper doll activity book? This – a two dimensional romantic adventure in paper that unfurls chaotically across a stationery strewn desktop.

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'Passing On' – Santé Theatre Warwick

7. February 2013 Ellen de Vries

This ethnodrama uses puppetry to bring to life verbatim text taken from three years of research on end-of-life care.

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JEW(ish) – Eye Spy Arts

27. January 2013 Celia Mendizabal

A one-man show that explores the cultural heritage of the Jewish community using objects, toy theatre and cardboard boxes.

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'Letter's End' – Wolfe Bowart | London International Mime Festival

24. January 2013 Helen Jauregui

A fast-paced one man show that delivers a quirky bundle of puppetry, circus, film, magic and mayhem, and showcases the epic skill set of a Cirque du Soleil trained clown.

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'Savanna, A Possible Landscape' – Amit Drori | London International Mime Festival

22. January 2013 Helen Babbs

Like all good puppetry, this performance explores that quirky impulse of ours to imbue inanimate objects with life. Except here objects aren’t just given life by puppeteers; their movements are enhanced and extended by radio-controlled mechanics.

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'Les Hommes Vides' – Invisible Thread | London International Mime Festival

17. January 2013 EJ Stedman

A short and simple performance – without set or technology – featuring tabletop puppetry and offering a masterclass in manipulation.

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