Keyword: object

'Clouds' – Aracaladanza

2014-07-28 Alexander Winfield

Family friendly dance show inspired by the surreal paintings of Magritte, featuring joyful object and shadow work.

'Opus No.7' – Dmitry Krymov

2014-06-05 Song Jungmin

Densely packed with potent symbols, this atmospheric two part work is a meditation on twentieth century Russia.

'The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean' – Shona Reppe Puppets

2013-11-02 Beccy Smith

Multi sensory and masterfully designed, this is an original and captivating show executed with wit and style.

Puppet Opera Triple Bill – Third Hand

2013-10-13 Helen Jauregui

Three short operas showcase just how versatile and inventive puppet opera can be.

Listening to the material – a conversation with Rene Baker

2013-10-11 Ellen de Vries

Rene Baker discusses her object-centric workshops, where the materials run things as much as she does – they’re “co-collaborators in the creative space”.

Suspense London Festival of Puppetry 2013

2013-10-02 Nigel Luck

Showcasing work specifically for adults, this packed festival offers London audiences some outstanding visual theatre plus a selection of workshops, talks and screenings. Peter Glanville discusses directing the festival, his last hurrah for the Little Angel Theatre.

Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mezieres 2013

2013-10-01 Celia Mendizabal

From sublime street theatre to invite-only premieres, the Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mezieres offers audiences an overwhelming amount of puppetry over nine days.

'Pendulum's Bargain Emporium' – Maison Foo | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-21 Darren East

Using a mix of puppetry and live action, this show turns 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' into a potent satire about child labour and consumerism.

'Slapdash Galaxy: 3D' – Bunk Puppets | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-19 Darren East

Masterful, simple shadow puppetry abounds in a show that sparkles somewhere between storytelling, theatre and stand-up.

'Dustpan Odyssey' – Compagnie Philippe Genty | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-18 Darren East

A tabletop performance conjured from found objects, this playful version of an epic classic is full of surprises.


‘Kind’ – Nominal Theatre | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-15 Katharine Kavanagh

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

'Headcase' – Touched Theatre

2013-07-14 EJ Stedman

An affecting performance blending puppetry and contemporary dance, 'Headcase' tackles mental health issues with honesty and humour.

'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.

'The Engineer's Thumb' – Dotted Line Theatre

2013-03-21 Celia Mendizabal

Based on a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this is an original and captivating adaptation that combines inventive, varied puppetry techniques, romantic horror and subtle humour to great effect.

'Arab Nights' - Metta Theatre

2012-11-27 Jeremy Bidgood

In this collection of six short plays, an ensemble makes use of simple costumes, object manipulation, digital projections and live music to jump from palaces to airplanes to the troubled night streets of Cairo.

High artifice and self-deception

2012-11-14 Helen Babbs

What happens when you combine objects and operatics? Over a day of illustrated talks at the Barbican, practitioners from the puppetry and opera worlds shared their experiences and thoughts on why the two can be combined to powerful effect.

Critical Voices Programme

2012-11-02 Helen Babbs

Critical Voices is a short programme starting in December that's designed to skill-up new critics to take on the burgeoning visual theatre scene, particularly puppetry. Find out more and how to apply.