It’s in the Bag! are an award-winning storytelling company who delight in taking children’s imaginations on a magical journey, using rhymes, songs, creative games, drama and pu…
Sam and Rosie are off on their holidays.
An in-depth dissection of the 2016 episode of British reality TV show Come Dine With Me in which a contestant, incensed at having lost, berated his fellow diners in a virulently im…
A little girl is sent to retrieve a needle and thread from the ferocious Baba Yaga and must outrun the witch to reach her father’s hut.
In the dangerous and magical land of Sunderbans, living is about a fragile balance: between land and water, domestic and wild, human and human, calm and storm.
Join Monski Mouse and her super talented friends, for a live musical sing-a-long cabaret of nursery classics, song, puppetry and bonkers fun for 0-5s and their parents.
UK premier magician and kids entertainer in brand-new and hilarious interactive magic and puppet show for all the family.
Join our Imaginary Friend on the adventure of a lifetime, as they go on an adventure to find their missing friend.
Puppetry arguably reached a new level of realism and sophistication with War Horse.
The Quest to Save Neverland: Peter Pan and the Lost Souls Epic Tale.
By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead: expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption.
A magical fairy tale for young and old.
In a kingdom where it is always night, the Owl had declared himself king and made sleeping forbidden.
If there’s one 44th birthday party you want to be going to this year, it’s Bill’s.
Blub Blub is a story about two fish chaotically cohabitating in an aquarium.
From the creators of Moon Dragon, Sea Dragon is the most perfect experience for babies under one at the Fringe in 2023.
From the creators of Moon Dragon, Sea Dragon is the most fun for under 5s.
Head to the bottom of the sea for a dramatic aquatic adventure! Join Professor Flotsam and Dr Wright in their brand new submarine as they look for the strangest creatures in the de…
‘Who is this who is coming?’ You are invited to the edge of your seat, on a journey to the darkest corners of the night.
What’s big, blue, bossy and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! One day Sam gets a very big surprise as a tired, hungry, antique-loving, cycling-enthusiast…
The touching, engaging tale of a shattered body trying to gather itself in a time of war.
Scotland has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in Europe.
‘In my dream, there were cows in a field.
Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates.
Kathputli Colony is India’s biggest community of traditional artists, home to thousands of musicians, dancers, puppeteers and street-performers.
Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl wants to help the piano find it again, and together they set off on a magical adventure.
An experimental reimagining of Shakespeare’s great play.
Hans the Storyteller, Reynard the Fox, and Gripp the Raven give a hilarious new telling of the classic fairy tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Experienced, friendly and engaging Scottish premier magician Leigh Milne in fast-paced and hilarious interactive magic and ventriloquist show for all the family.
Cross over into a whole new plane of performance.
An untraditional staging of classical Korean themes using the traditional puppetry of pansori and live music.
If someone happened to wander into the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh knowing nothing about Puppet State Theatre Company’s The Man Who Planted Trees, they’d certainl…
Jason Slavick’s Yellow Bird Chase shows us that the best children’s shows have something for everyone, whether it is the gibberish of the language, the compelling storyline or …
Earth is dying.
Oooh, tell me stories.
Straight from selling out London venues and her national tour, Bo Peep is bringing her flock to the Edinburgh Fringe! Counting sheep always sends Bo Peep off to sleep by bedtime, b…
Calling all brave heroes! Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth.
Unassuming at the start, A V Brodrenkova and Aimee Dickinson’s Foundations quickly breaks all boundaries and assumptions.
Behold: the eternal masterwork of puppetry for adults returns to Edinburgh! Willingly undergo a heart-wrenching parade of theatrical demises that will severely exacerbate your fear…
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish.
In this UK premiere, South Africa’s top ventriloquist, Conrad Koch, chats racism, apartheid and colonialism, with his double International EMMY award nominated puppet friend and …
Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their latest comedy hour.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s darkly comic tale brought to the stage for children and adults to share.
Mary, Chris, Mars tells the story of two astronauts who share a Christmas Day together after a chance encounter pushes them away from the crippling isolation of their solitude and …
This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.
‘Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks’ (InDaily.
Of the 39 shows I saw in three and a half days this Fringe, the biggest gamble and least familiarity was Randy Feltface.
This multi-award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale toured for almost 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and off-Broadway.
‘I was completely mesmerised by this enchanting production’ (Joanna Lumley).
The Rat Affair present RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.
Earth’s funniest footwear revive their classic 2015 crime show for one night only! From Scandi Noir to Dixon of Dock Green, from The Sweeney to Line Of Duty, all cops and robbers g…
Grumms doesn’t see themselves in the Barbies or GI Joes they play with.
‘Utterly charming’ (Portsmouth Herald,US).
Puppetry, shadow theatre, mime and music all contribute to this charming oddity, which Caravan Theatre do indeed perform in a caravan.
A talk show with a difference! Join George Monkey along with his primate pal, Cedric as he chats with invited guests in this unique and hilarious talk show featuring some of the be…
Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don’t understand why they’ve gone.
With thrilling stories, silly games, and pervy puppets, Sex Ed is the smartest, slam-bangin’-est cabaret in town.
All the way from Macao and Taiwan comes a magical production of traditional and modern Chinese shadow plays! Mingled with stories from Journey to the West and famous animation figu…
This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with repe…
Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again.
A new monologue by John Knowles, exploring the rise of the angry white working class through the eyes of recently unemployed Punched, a Punch and Judy puppeteer.
Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything.
Tatwood Puppets make their Edinburgh Fringe debut with the perfectly titled Cabaret of Curiosities.
Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha’s first grade class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, his…
An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer, Karturian, in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his …
They’re all around us but we cannot see them.
As an unfinished text imbued with deep mystery, ranging from menacing abstract bureaucracy to detailed recounted memories, Kafka’s The Castle is a challenging undertaking, but th…
Featuring puppets and singers, this musical comedy set in New York bounces along at a great speed with some fantastic songs to help it along its way.
Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773: a time of great exploration.
From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing.
The god of love, right? Hannah is that god.
When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play.
The year is 1969 and NASA has just put the first man on the moon.
‘Three nights to save a soul.
This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs.
Join your favourite Mr.
Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationall…
In our modern world, convenience is king and Amazon wears the crown.
Edinburgh Fringe has a number of shows that have a real cult status among festivalgoers, and up there with the cultest of them is the self-explanatory Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet…
One Duck Down.
A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist.
Return to a world where childhood imagination sparks unending curiosity.
In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill.
Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonder…
Based on the popular children’s book series by Pauline Mackay, Polkadot Theatre invites our audience to explore the interactive world of Wee MacNessie and his friends.
Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters’ interaction.
Come find yourself in the woods again amongst shadow puppetry, masks and magic in A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Too.
Our Theatre’s Paradiso is ostensibly a puppetry show about three men of different nationalities, reflecting on the last days of their lives before moving onto paradise.
A very black comedy – Mikey is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see.
Legend for Witkacy: avant-garde, physical theatre performance inspired by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz.
In a world of superheroes and evil masterminds, everyone forgets the henchmen.
Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups.
The Time Traveller dedicates his life to creating a time machine in an attempt to alter the moment of his greatest loss.
‘You go into a hospital with a father and you come out with a bin bag, and no father’.
There’s a lot teenagers don’t know about the world.
Choosing to adapt a fairly obscure Greek text like The Battle of Frogs and Mice (also known as the Batrachomyomachia) as a storytelling show for children would be a bold choice for…
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
All the best stories begin with a game.
Visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell aim to inspire the imagination of their audiences with their creations.
If some of what you are about to read sounds completely bonkers then you are well on the way to an appreciation of You Are Frogs.
A sad and lonely cockroach climbs out from a cardboard box; she doesn’t know where she is and there in front of her is a group of furry blurry fluffy things.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had superpowers that could get us out of hopeless situations? Or a hero or heroine who stands by our side? Brand-new international ensemble Donkey for …
There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain.
French bande desinée authors Michel Rodrigue and Michel Janvier bring some of the most memorable characters from French comics (Cubitus, Rantanplan, Marsupilami, Boule and Bill) f…
Bark is a tree.
The Matrix, but with bees.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.
In Underbelly’s Big Belly, the slow dripping from a leak in the roof onto the stage has never been a more apt presence in a production.
Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem.
Once upon a time, there was a little dragon who was born under the sea, and she grew up amongst the kind-hearted whales.
Backup, a mix of puppetry and gestural object theatre, is a half hour of pure delight.
Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica.
Eve escapes her mind with work, drink and sex.
Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence.
If you have a ticket to Pants On Fire’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses, you have in your possession a way of securing the ferryman’s passage to one of the most mischievous and charming…
The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
An enigmatic title is the hallmark of many Fringe shows – I’m sure no one knows quite what to expect from Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples or Lights Over Tesc…
The magic world of puppets.
America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, heads to Fringe for three nights only, fresh from headline shows in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-s…
It’s Mia’s birthday! How exciting! She will be surrounded by friends and will play all day long.
People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Dark Matter is a devised and…
The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is a dazzling feat of storytelling.
As the industrial world collides with agricultural life, China’s traditional folk arts are in decline.
When Nathaniel, a student, is visited by a mysterious dread figure from the past and falls in love with a woman who isn’t all she seems, nobody can prevent his life from spiralling…
Violet has had the ability to travel back in time since a young age and has utilised her gift in her writing career.
Sarah, a single parent, and her child Barney are caught in a time loop, destined to return to the small Suffolk village where a tragedy occurred; Sarah was drowned as a witch in th…
The image of the tortured brooding man, bewitched, bothered and bewildered by some winsome and naïve woman, is long burnt into of literature.
Join the storytellers on this absurd, family-friendly, theatrical adventure.
Pinecone Penguin Theatrical’s Heartwood has all the makings of an enchanting production, but the slow and insipid script just does not deliver.
Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a deadly creature awakens… Bold knights flee in terror! Can a humble nun defeat the beast? Two muddle-headed storytellers use puppetry, li…
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents the Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family.
Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects.
Emotive, impassioned and poetic, Evocation uses puppetry and poetry to tell the story of Marie-Anne, a young girl in fin de siècle Brighton.
Arm is the spooky exploration of junkyard puppetry you never thought you wanted.
All the way from Austin, Texas, it’s The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show.
Alex In Shadow from UCLU Runaground proves that puppetry is not just for children.
Sam is scared of the dark.
Inspired by a Kafka story, writer Josh Luxenberg and Brooklyn-based Sinking Ship have created a weird and wonderful piece of theatre in A Hunger Artist (Kafka Adaptation).
Imagine a blockbuster movie: now imagine that movie where all the characters are played by an unassuming yellow sponge.
It’s always difficult to tell a story that audiences are familiar with and manage to find a new way to engage them in it, but in Box Tale Soup’s new adaptation of Oscar Wilde�…
It’s very easy to write a story that grabs someone’s attention.
Beadledom, HQ of the universe.
The truth about fairy tales, all too often forgotten by us grown-ups, is that the best ones are meant to be scary, albeit in an ultimately reassuring context.
In order to snare the attention of an average jaded and time-poor festival-goer, you’re going to need a pitch that can stop them in their tracks on the Royal Mile and accept the …
Oyster Boy is a comic telling of the fictional relationship between two young lovers on Coney Island and their subsequent journey into marriage.
Gentle and well-meaning, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a good attempt to introduce young children to the French language.
Multi award-winning power wizard of comedy Tony Law is heading back to the top.
The technical choreography from Flabbergast Theatre that delivers this consistently joyful, yet bleak, puppetry extravaganza is exceptional.
Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company.
The Backyard Story, directed by Chen-Chieh Sun with lively music composed by Chien-Hsun Chen, is a charming black-light theatre show for children aged 5+.
Amira is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut.
From the team behind Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes a brand new adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon.
Swan Bake is a riotously trippy and acerbically funny show.
Whalebone is about bodies: who takes up space, how much, and why.
From the peaceful pleasure of Ratty’s beloved riverbank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along wit…
His conniving manager, Mr.
Two striking and contrasting puppetry shows form a double bill that explores the journey of dementia patients at the end of their life.
Go on an award-winning, magical, musical, multi-sensory adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meekat and her friends Elephant and Wise Monkey to find out all about Calm and …
On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs.
A solo-duet created by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe
2015 award-winner Ester Natzijl.
In this workshop we will use the basic technique of puppetry and combine that with acting and dancing.
‘Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor.
Following the story of ‘The Liar’, a broken down, two-bit mentalist act who has reached the end of his tether and threatens to finish it all.
umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a
few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the
“Cake-mixing, baking and eating fuel, this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.
Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum.
In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slic…
Did you know the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a …
‘Puppet Paramour’ is a one-to-one session of craft activity and psychic surgery to create your ideal partner in sock-puppet form.
Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences.
This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud.
Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first.
Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage.
The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty.
The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night.
Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps …
Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit.
The award-winning team that brought you ‘A Puppet Named Desire’ and ‘Puppetgeist’ return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters.
Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has
delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969
selling more than 43 million copies …
Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy ‘Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings’ is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regene…
Three groups of shipwreck survivors venture into unknown territory and find themselves being closely monitored, manipulated and enchanted by a wizard and his sidekick.
Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb.
Awarm-heartedadaptation of the
well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble.
Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a Happy Birthday, but things just went from bad to worse.
Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way.
“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”
Dorian Gray, young and beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, see…
This is Richard II as you’ve never seen him before, in a purple shell-suit wielding power over his puppet kingdom with subjects that range from beautiful two foot high hand carve…
Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler’s ‘Hood’ at the National’s Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere.
Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England.
‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres.
From the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, comes an uplifting tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict.
Less Theatre breathes life into everyday objects that are often overlooked in our daily lives.
Join the Narrator and her wife as they take you on this new, family-friendly, absurd, theatrical adventure.
Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: The World’s Tastiest Carrot Competition! In her leather trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole …
Cirrus the dog has a serious job: he has to keep watch on the sheep.
UCLU Runaground’s James and the Giant Peach is a fresh, fun and frantic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic.
The traditional folk tale of the darkened world inhabited by ‘that treacherous little daemon’ Rumpelstiltskin is brought to life through beautiful song, stunning puppetry and tradi…
Clowning is largely known a children’s form of entertainment.
Ubu assumes the role of Faust in this raucous, rapid-fire puppet comedy.
An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults.
We meet Fred as he wakes up - cute little puppet stretching and yawns ensue.
Jane Austen’s satirical novel, itself a pastiche of recognisable and well-worn tropes of the Gothic literary genre, is here given new life by company Box Tale Soup, consisting of…
Opera Mouse is a pleasant Canadian import presented as a one-woman puppet show by Melanie Gall.
ShakeShakeTheatre present the tale of a man named Bumblegrum in a quirky and enjoyable puppet show for children.
In a tiny room at Sweet Grassmarket a man has placed a wide array of props, toys, figurines, dolls and detritus in an apparently haphazard way.
In Our Hands tells the story of Alf — trawler fisherman, boat captain, father — as he struggles with a changing industry, big business rivals, and his estranged son.
When Bex is told she has to visit her uncle Angus in Edinburgh, she is not best pleased.
A family show guaranteed to tickle the child in all of us.
In this poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry.
Everybody be cool, this is a mother*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached.
Celeste warmly invites wee ones to join her circus trip.
When Erin’s brother disappears she sets out on an adventure to find him.
A beautiful and entrancing portrait of the bond between a father, a son and a jellyfish.
This is Manual Cinema’s first visit to the Fringe and they have brought with them a technical and awe-inspiring show that combines live music and shadow puppets.
Returning to Edinburgh after a six year hiatus, Bunk Puppets’ Sticks Stones Broken Bones is both an expert display of shadow puppetry and a joyous celebration of playfulness.
Possibly the most ridiculous show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets are in their ninth year and were greeted with a sell-out audience.
As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved.
Flinn is back! Les Petits return to the high seas with the sequel to their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell A…
Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool.
Familia de la Noche’s production of Gulliver’s Travels is an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel following several adventures of Lemuel Gulliver as he travels to t…
La Pire Espèce have been rummaging in the cupboards: in Ubu on the Table coffee pots, cutlery, a glass jug and drawers full of unassuming objects populate the cast in an energetic…
Randy is a bald, bright purple Australian stand-up puppet with a really quick wit and a sharp tongue.
Improv comedy is a tricky beast - when it’s good, it’s very, very good; when it’s bad, it’s pointless.
Puppet pioneers Flabbergast Theatre have made an interesting move this year, establishing their own dedicated performance space, The Omnitorium, within the confines of Assembly Ge…
In the small world of 30 Inches Aquarium, simple but amazing things are happening.
The Brothers Grimm tale brought to life in brilliant ultraviolet colour.
From the creators of ‘Three Excellent Little Pigs’ and ‘Gorrid the Horrid’ comes another spell-binding musical puppet show.
This show started beautifully and retained its magic right until the very end.
Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of…
Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus.
Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe.
From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime.
Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing.
Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? An engaging and amusing…
Using a mixture of live performance, storytelling, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday to Auschwitz, w…
Earth’s funniest footwear returns with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself.
is Trick of the Light’s enchanting fairy tale of a young apprentice
bookbinder’s encounter with an old woman and her mysterious book.
“We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear.
Gaël Le Cornec (Argus Angel award-winner with Frida Kahlo) returns to Brighton with a new play on immigration based on refugees’ stories.
Time changes everything.
By the makers of ‘Shoe Baby’, ‘Penguin’ and ‘Arthur’s Dream Boat’, Long Nose Puppets present their new show ‘Flyaway Katie’.
Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therap…
What do you get when an
impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack
addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan
Bake! This mash-up of song, dance…
Performed previously to North London audiences by writer Seth Jones, Polly tells the story of Benjamin, a down-on-his-luck toymaker who begins to love his favourite creation (Polly…
Life-sized animal puppets with fully articulated limbs come to life in front of your eyes in a cacophony of singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation.
Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from.
Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about.
Parzival dreams of becoming a Knight, but is set for a greater destiny.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog in a cape and red pants.
What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where t…
follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living
rough on the streets of London.
Box Tale Soup’s award-winning adaptation will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and gothic romance.
Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band.
Stop the hotel from being flattened! Time to enter the now legendary Twonkeyverse! Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee for Comic Originality,
“He creates wonderlands of weird” **** (Kate…
Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you’ve never seen or heard them before.
Welcome to Arla’s bedroom, where you’ll find creatures from her imagination ready to entertain and disturb you.
Since March 2015, Skottes Musikteater has been taking part in a huge theatrical event in a renovated industrial site at Gävle (200 km north of Stockholm), where Gävleborg´s Folk…
On a hill above the sleepy village of Wanton looms the hulking shadow of Wanton Manor, ancient homestead of the d’Arce family.
FeatherStone Puppets began in 1960 as John Peel Puppets and played fifteen sell-out years on the Edinburgh Fringe.
Mwathirika is deﬁnitely an engrossing show.
The Metaphysical Caravan is an extraordinary mobile stage curated presenting the work of Pinocchio Theatre from Poland.
Lead by beautiful puppets and two Maskharaboz-Clowns this show will take us far away to the ancient city of Khiva on the great Silk Road.
‘Puppet Beowulf?’ my flatmate asked me with a raised eyebrow and quizzical expression as I left the flat to review Atomic Force Production’s new show.
In this devised piece, the company from the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Program set themselves an almighty challenge in terms of the subject matter they deal with (…
Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q.
In a hole in the wall of a timber house, on the edge of a wood there lives a mouse.
If you give a quick ﬂick through the Fringe programme, it will be fairly obvious that puppetry is on the rise in the theatre section this year.
Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie.
Since he was a little boy, Raymond has been followed everywhere by his Worry Monster, a purple blob that one day he always hoped would pop but never did.
There are some shows that you just get a good feeling about from the moment you step into the theatre.
A haunting and
powerful adaptation of Madame Butterfly, Ramesh Meyyappen’s silent
movement piece about love, lust and loss is hauntingly powerful and will stay
with you long a…
This charming double bill from Puppets Being Theatre uses poise and precision to bring to life ingenious paper creations.
The Gomaar Trilogy has stylish puppetry and heartfelt sincerity – but its confident aesthetic fails to enliven a tired story of a male artist trying to accommodate his creative i…
Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley.
Les Inouis speaks about humanity without words! Five artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant’s deafening silence.
Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph.
In this marvellous production from UCLU Runaground, the creatures from Lewis Carroll’s classic poem become metaphors for the inner demons a young boy must fight as he learns to c…
Jephan de Villiers may not be a familiar name to most, but after watching L’Enfant Qui it can deﬁnitely be said he is an interesting character.
A Little Man’s Holiday tells the tale of an office worker with a big imagination.
The Man Who Planted Trees was originally a tale from French author Jean Giono in the 1950s, now pieced together onstage with cloth hangings, felt animals, and wafting lavender (yes…
For those of a squeamish nature, this may not be the best review to read over your breakfast.
Best word to describe Bruce, a show built entirely around a block of yellow sponge: Absorbing.
‘A dog’s dinner of unexpected, absurd, even offensive content.
What’s living in the garden, among the grass and in the trees? Is it a bird, or is it a bee? Maybe it’s the Garden Man? Come along today and see! The Garden Man is a story insp…
One man, three hilarious comedy acts.
Everybody be cool! This is a mother f*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally.
There is something inherently heartbreaking about the small metal-framed chair standing centre-stage as the audience comes in, but no more so than when one of the show’s co-devis…
Splodge that porridge! Slurp that soup! Snap that biscuit! On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalise and tease.
Embracing all the great theatrical traditions of silent comedy and vaudeville, Funny Bones Trash is the best kind of children’s show.
This ginormous spectacle transports you back to the time where the biggest excitement for children was when the travelling circus came to town.
Once there was a Grandfather who was left holding a rather leaky baby.
Returning for their fourth Fringe, Sparkle and Dark bring their own fascinating and fantastical take on experiences of death and loss.
Blind Summit bring a mastery of puppetry to the stage, layering meta-narrative upon verbatim performance upon crime headline in an original look at the aftermath of the Jack and th…
‘Beautifully crafted show, deeply satisfying for young and old alike.
Gather round, gather round for the moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer called Marina Skippett, who he has been watching at night.
Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements.
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