'Jim Henson, the Biography' – Brian Jay Jones

28. January 2014 Penny Francis

Offering us the life story of one of puppetry's greats, this biography explores the inner workings and outer achievements of a man with a huge heart and an enduring legacy.

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Puppet Opera Triple Bill – Third Hand

13. October 2013 Helen Jauregui

Three short operas showcase just how versatile and inventive puppet opera can be.

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'Macbeth' – Little Angel Theatre

10. October 2013 Celia Mendizabal

With the cast re-imagined as a flock of birds, this production creates a magical, otherworldly and threatening atmosphere that captures the essence of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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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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'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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'Bank On It' – Theatre-Rites

27. June 2013 Song Jungmin

An immersive piece of theatre for kids, this production uses puppets and objects to tackle financial and environmental issues.

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'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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