Puppets 2017: a summary

After choosing in 2016 to focus on Shakespeare (in the 400th anniversary of his death), I went completely different this year and made it my mission to learn more about, and see more shows featuring, puppets. I have a longstanding love of puppets, grown mainly from Edd the Duck and the Muppets – and there […]

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Book Story

Embarking on their second full production, MONSTRO Theatre have devised a puppet musical that celebrates books – it began with a run at renowned puppet base Little Angel Theatre Studios, and is now on tour across the country. Book Story is a lovely hour of puppetry and songs that will warm the hearts of the whole […]

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Venus and Adonis

To mark 2,000 years since Ovid’s death (a classical poet particularly favoured by William Shakespeare), the RSC is currently running a ‘Rome’ season – as part of this, Gregory Doran’s puppet version of Venus and Adonis has been revived for a short run in the Swan Theatre. The narrative poem, dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, […]

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Coming up in 2017…

Whilst obviously we all remain hopeful that this year isn’t going to be as bad as last year, it’s probably a good idea to distract ourselves with art and escape into Theatreland. And luckily it seems to be shaping up rather nicely! I already have quite a few nights booked up to keep you interested […]

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