'Nice' – Folded Feather

28. April 2013 Helen Jauregui

A menagerie of puppets feature during this bizarre adventure down the pipe of a fantastical machine, including a life size whacky professor and a little girl carved from smooth wood.

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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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'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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'The Girl With No Heart' – Sparkle and Dark

20. April 2013 Kristin Fredricksson

A powerful piece inspired by child victims’ accounts of the atomic bombings in Japan at the end of the Second World War, using shadows, masks on hands, half-body puppets with human legs and paper cranes of all sizes.

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'Noggin the Nog' – Third Party Productions

13. April 2013 Helen Jauregui

A reimagining of a classic TV series aimed at families, this production mixes live action, rod and glove puppetry and animation to create the weird and wonderful Land of Nog.

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'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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