Family friendly dance show inspired by the surreal paintings of Magritte, featuring joyful object and shadow work.
Densely packed with potent symbols, this atmospheric two part work is a meditation on twentieth century Russia.
Multi sensory and masterfully designed, this is an original and captivating show executed with wit and style.
Three short operas showcase just how versatile and inventive puppet opera can be.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Masterful, simple shadow puppetry abounds in a show that sparkles somewhere between storytelling, theatre and stand-up.
A tabletop performance conjured from found objects, this playful version of an epic classic is full of surprises.
Marionettes and household objects combine to tell a troubling story set on a remote Scottish island.
An affecting performance blending puppetry and contemporary dance, 'Headcase' tackles mental health issues with honesty and humour.
An imaginative production that tells Hans Christian Andersen's tale using all kinds of different types of puppetry, animation and projection.
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.
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.
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 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.