Wael Shawky – Serpentine Gallery

2. January 2014 Helen Jauregui

This unusual exhibition of artwork and films explores religious fundamentalism, and features hundreds of intricate marionettes.

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'All He Fears' | Movingstage Marionette Company | Suspense 2013

27. October 2013 Celia Mendizabal

Long string marionettes are used to tell Howard Barker's story of a wretched philosopher who conjures up all his nightmares in one day.

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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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‘Kind’ – Nominal Theatre | Edinburgh 2013

15. August 2013 Katharine Kavanagh

Marionettes and household objects combine to tell a troubling story set on a remote Scottish island.

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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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'My Life with Puppets' – Ronnie Le Drew

26. April 2013 EJ Stedman

If you've watched television at any point during the last forty years or so, you'll know Ronnie Le Drew. From his infamous turn as Zippy from Rainbow, to various characters from Roger and the Rottentrolls, he has quite literally done it all.

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'Angus - Weaver of Grass' - Horse + Bamboo | Edinburgh 2012

22. August 2012 Raven Kaliana

The story unravels as an old man pulls a bit of grass from his pocket and begins to twist it together in his hands. Throuhgout, the puppets have a rough, folk-art quality, while shadow puppetry and projections are used to illuminate an inner world.

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