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.
Puppets, animation and a rock 'n' roll soundscape combine in this innovative adaptation of Milton's epic poem.
A riotous comedy show featuring astronaut bears and some well thought out shadow work.
A camp, ridiculous romp through a zoo-full of fictional creatures and their peculiar keepers.
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.
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.
Technically sophisticated, this show uses live paper animation to lay the creative process bare.
Clowning, physical theatre and delightful hand puppetry combine to tell the story of the minor characters from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.
Masterful, simple shadow puppetry abounds in a show that sparkles somewhere between storytelling, theatre and stand-up.
This performance uses object theatre to deliver a visually creative interpretation of an award winning children's book about depression
Live action, projection and skilled puppetry deliver a sophisticated and emotionally rich exploration of human experience.
A tabletop performance conjured from found objects, this playful version of an epic classic is full of surprises.
A stunning full body puppet is the highlight of this promising but flawed delve into Slavic myth and horror.
Elemental animation at its most simple and powerful, this short performance breathes life and poetry into the humble plastic bag.
Marionettes and household objects combine to tell a troubling story set on a remote Scottish island.
A claustrophobic depiction of life in the trenches, where large rod puppets and shadow animation help to create an unearthly atmosphere.
A Norwegian fairytale for adults only, this production tells its dark story using beautifully made puppets and fantastic lighting design.
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.
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.
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.