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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Pinocchio

The National Theatre’s family show of choice this season is a brand new adaptation of the classic story Pinocchio, based on both the classic Disney film and the original writing. Award-winning John Tiffany directs, bringing to life a show that has been in his thoughts for several years now – he’s joined on the team […]

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Stick Man

Scamp Theatre find themselves at Leicester Square Theatre once more following the summer’s Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, as Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man returns for another festive run. Stick Man lives with his family (“his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three”) up in their own little treehouse. They have a […]

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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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Otelo

CASA 2017 is now in full swing, last week inviting Viajeinmóvil to Southwark Playhouse for their reimagining of Othello – a truncated version, Otelo. Its relevance the festival lies in the tragic murder of the Moor’s wife, Desdemona, as Latin America is notorious when it comes to femicide. A cast of two play Iago and Emilia, […]

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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

If you’re looking to keep your children entertained during the summer holidays, Freckle Productions have the solution. The newly formed company are currently resident in Leicester Square Theatre with an hour- long show based on stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (best known for creating The Gruffalo). Using puppetry, music and physical theatre, they tell several […]

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2017 mid-year update

Like last year, I think now is probably a good time to see how my theatrical exploits are going in 2017 so far! You’ll likely agree that it’s been an eventful six months all round… As of approximately 3am (hello, midnight matinée), I’ve managed to clock in 112 different shows in six months – and with repeat […]

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