'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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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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'The Girl with the Iron Claws' – The Wrong Crowd

23. April 2013 Celia Mendizabal

A Norwegian fairytale for adults only, this production tells its dark story using beautifully made puppets and fantastic lighting design.

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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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'There's a Monster in my Piano' – Garlic Theatre

16. February 2013 Helen Jauregui

A 45 minute frolic where jazz and comedy meet pure fun, ‘There’s a Monster in my Piano’ uses animation, hand and glove puppetry to charm its young audience.

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'There's a Rabbit in the Moon' – Vélo Théâtre

15. February 2013 Eleanor Margolies

The intense performance is structured by the logic of the dream. Toys, everyday objects, song lyrics, words from old stories and onomatopoeic sounds – all have equal status as things on stage.

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'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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'Hand Stories' – Yeung Fai | London International Mime Festival

14. January 2013 Ellen de Vries

Rather than a set of vignettes, as traditional Chinese hand puppetry might dictate, ‘Hand Stories’ is a meditation on the dexterous potential of the hands that never takes itself too seriously.

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