Keyword: object theatre

'4 X 4 Ephemeral Architectures' – Gandini Juggling

2015-04-30 Celia Mendizabal

Ballet, circus and object theatre combine in this witty and often mesmerising production.

'Constellations' – Aracaladanza

2015-04-04 Alexander Winfield

A riotous and remarkable celebration of colour and wonder inspired by the work of Miró.

The ballad of Peter Rinderknecht

2014-02-27 Alexander Winfield

Swiss performer Peter Rinderknecht discusses the important art of making intelligent and imaginative object theatre for young audiences.

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2013

2013-07-31 Helen Babbs

International puppetry acts will flood into Bristol at the end of August, as the city’s biennial puppetry festival begins. Producers Rachel McNally and Chris Pirie talk about the process of putting on a festival.

Work in progress

2013-07-25 EJ Stedman

What's the point of a 'scratch night'? Does showing work in progress and inviting feedback from a live audience help or hinder performers?

'Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets' – Marcel Dzama

2013-05-08 Helen Jauregui

Object theatre, mask, dance, film and sculpture combine in this unusual show, which has the game of chess as its central theme.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' – Bristol Old Vic with Handspring Puppet Company

2013-04-09 Matthew Isaac Cohen

A landmark staging of an old classic, this accomplished new production from the brains behind 'War Horse' makes use of tabletop puppetry, object theatre, bunraku and much more.

‘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.

'There's a Rabbit in the Moon' – Vélo Théâtre

2013-02-15 Eleanor Margolies

The intense performance is structured by the logic of the dream. Toys, everyday objects, song lyrics, words from old stories and onomatopoeic sounds – all have equal status as things on stage.

'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.

JEW(ish) – Eye Spy Arts

2013-01-27 Celia Mendizabal

A one-man show that explores the cultural heritage of the Jewish community using objects, toy theatre and cardboard boxes.

'Letter's End' – Wolfe Bowart | London International Mime Festival

2013-01-24 Helen Jauregui

A fast-paced one man show that delivers a quirky bundle of puppetry, circus, film, magic and mayhem, and showcases the epic skill set of a Cirque du Soleil trained clown.

'A Christmas Carol' - a collaboration between Smoking Apples, Sam Wyer and Petersham Playhouse

2012-12-07 Francis Wright

A promenade performance with puppets of Dickens' classic tale at the Petersham Playhouse, an atmospheric Georgian mansion by the Thames.

SPILL 2012 - mass destruction and more subtle arts

2012-11-21 Matthew Isaac Cohen

Over two parts, Matthew Isaac Cohen reflects on the relationship between objects and live art at the 2012 SPILL Festival of Performance. Part two - mass destruction and more subtle arts.

SPILL 2012 - live art and white goods

2012-11-07 Matthew Isaac Cohen

Over two parts, Matthew Isaac Cohen reflects on the relationship between objects and live art at the 2012 SPILL Festival of Performance. Part one – live art and white goods.

‘Miss Ophelia’ - Het Filiaal

2012-11-01 Eleanor Margolies

Het Filiaal play with a mixture of live performance, toy theatre and shadows. The two performers move with brio between different scales and viewpoints.

SPILL Festival 2012

2012-10-26 Helen Babbs

The SPILL Festival of performance launches in Ipswich next week, offering five days of experimental theatre and live art from a host of international performers.

'Ma Biche et mon Lapin' - Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe | Edinburgh 2012

2012-08-22 Simon Hart

Sometimes the best theatrical treasures of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are the small and perfectly formed ones, often hidden away in unusual performing spaces. Such was 'Ma Biche et mon Lapin'.

Objects of Emotion

2012-08-01 Helen Babbs

It’s not often that neuroscientists are found in discussion with performers and that lectures are punctuated with puppetry. But, earlier this summer, puppeteers and scientists joined forces at the Wellcome Collection to explore the emotional connections we make with inanimate things and why.