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Puppetry at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

2015-06-30 Helen Babbs

The Ed Fringe runs from the 7 to 31 August this year and the list of what’s on is, as ever, endless. We've combed through the listings and picked out all the puppetry on offer.

Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Paradise Lost' – Paul Van Dyke

2014-08-15 Beth Crane

Puppets, animation and a rock 'n' roll soundscape combine in this innovative adaptation of Milton's epic poem.

Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Bears in Space' – Collapsing Horse

2014-08-15 Beth Crane

A riotous comedy show featuring astronaut bears and some well thought out shadow work.

Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Dr Longitude's Imaginary Menagerie' – Les Enfants Terribles

2014-08-11 Beth Crane

A camp, ridiculous romp through a zoo-full of fictional creatures and their peculiar keepers.

Puppetry at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

2014-06-11 Helen Babbs

The Fringe officially begins on the 1 August and the list of what’s on is, as ever, endless. Happily, the Puppet Centre team has combed through the bulky brochure and picked out all the puppetry that’s on offer.

'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.

'Feral' – Tortoise in a Nutshell | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-21 Darren East

Technically sophisticated, this show uses live paper animation to lay the creative process bare.

'Birdhouse' – Jammy Voo | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-20 Darren East

Clowning, physical theatre and delightful hand puppetry combine to tell the story of the minor characters from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.

'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.

'The Red Tree' – Featherweight Theatre | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-19 Darren East

This performance uses object theatre to deliver a visually creative interpretation of an award winning children's book about depression

'It’s Dark Outside' – Perth Theatre Company & Weeping Spoon | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-18 Darren East

Live action, projection and skilled puppetry deliver a sophisticated and emotionally rich exploration of human experience.

'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.

 

'HAG' – The Wrong Crowd | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-18 Darren East

A stunning full body puppet is the highlight of this promising but flawed delve into Slavic myth and horror.

‘L’après-midi d’un Foehn’ – Company Non Nova | Edinburgh 2013

2013-08-16 Katharine Kavanagh

Elemental animation at its most simple and powerful, this short performance breathes life and poetry into the humble plastic bag.

‘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.

'The Trench' – Les Enfants Terribles

2013-05-28 Helen Jauregui

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

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

2013-04-23 Celia Mendizabal

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

'The Making of Longbird' – Will Anderson | Manipuate Festival

2013-02-09 Helen Babbs

A carefully crafted, creatively shot and great fun 15 minute film, which is presented in a documentary style and blends live action and frame-by-frame paper cut out animation.

'Consuming Spirits' – Chris Sullivan | Manipulate Festival

2013-02-08 Helen Babbs

Spiralling alcoholism, game hunting, neglect and gardening are the themes that flow through this feature-length animation shot frame by frame on 16mm, which brings 2D paper puppets, toy cars, old photos and pencil drawings to life.

Manipulate Festival 2013

2013-01-30 Gareth Vile

Affirming the value of object manipulation, and moving the next generation of artists into the public domain, the upcoming Manipulate Festival promises 14 days of excitement, intelligent theatre and provocation.