Keyword: mask

'Lysistrata' – Theatrical Niche

2015-04-18 Alexander Winfield

Rod puppetry, mask and dreaded trouser tents all feature in this tireless version of Aristophanes' play.

'Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs' – Les Petits Theatre Company

2014-02-17 Celia Mendizabal

High production values, storytelling, singing and some puppet-playing combine in this hyperactive adaptation of an award winning children's book.

‘Princess Mononoke’ – Whole Hog Theatre

2013-06-19 Helen Babbs

An epic tale told with ambition and enthusiasm, this adaption of a cult anime film features huge wild beasts brought to life with energetic puppetry.

'The Shop of Little Horrors' – Pickled Image

2013-05-29 Helen Jauregui

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

'The Girl With No Heart' – Sparkle and Dark

2013-04-20 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.

'The Tinderbox' – Norwich Puppet Theatre

2013-04-03 Kristin Fredricksson

An imaginative production that tells Hans Christian Andersen's tale using all kinds of different types of puppetry, animation and projection.

‘Drifters’ – Strange Arrangements

2013-03-24 EJ Stedman

An experimental. ambitious and wordless performance that is as much dance, mime and symphony as it is puppet theatre, and is an example of interdisciplinary theatre at its best.

'The Nightingale' – Horse + Bamboo

2012-12-15 Beccy Smith

Beautiful but soporofic storytelling is on offer in this visually arresting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's dark tale, which uses puppetry, mask and shadows.

‘Pinocchio’ – Little Angel Theatre

2012-11-24 Helen Babbs

Mixing mask and rod puppetry, this Little Angel Theatre production of 'Pinocchio' charts the journey of one of the world’s best known puppets from wood to flesh over a series of simple but increasingly sinister episodes.

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

2012-08-22 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.

Edinburgh Voices II

2012-08-15 George Mann

Voices is a series of interviews with puppeteers performing at this year’s Fringe. Here George Mann tells us about taking Translunar Paradise to the festival. "There's just nothing like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - it's the craziest, most beautiful and ugly festival in the world for artists."