'Fish Pie' - Colossal Crumbs

31. May 2013 Ellen de Vries

Inventive shifts in scale and a menagerie of colourful characters combine in this endearing production.

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'The Shop of Little Horrors' – Pickled Image

29. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

A ventriloquist's workshop strewn with puppet parts provides the macabre setting for this dark comic horror.

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'The Trench' – Les Enfants Terribles

28. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

A claustrophobic depiction of life in the trenches, where large rod puppets and shadow animation help to create an unearthly atmosphere.

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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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'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' – Little Angel Theatre

18. May 2013 EJ Stedman

Wooden rod puppets bring Michael Rosen's well loved book to life, with catchy songs provided by Barb Jungr.

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'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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'Occasionally Ovid' – Helen Ainsworth

11. May 2013 Jeremy Bidgood

There is a lot to like in this raucous one woman show that tears through three myths from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ at break-neck speed using grotesque Gerald Scarfe style hand and body puppets.

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'Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets' – Marcel Dzama

8. May 2013 Helen Jauregui

Object theatre, mask, dance, film and sculpture combine in this unusual show, which has the game of chess as its central theme.

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