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AFTER GUILD EVENTS PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO OTHER INFORMATION: PUPPETRY SHOWS (ENGLAND COUNTY BY COUNTY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, THEN SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES.  THEN COMES EXHIBITIONS, TRAINING & WORKSHOPS IN A SIMILAR ORDER).  IF YOU WISH TO HAVE AN EVENT INCLUDED PLEASE EMAIL  peter@peterpuppet.co.uk.

UP-DATED June 2 2019

GUILD EVENTS.

OTHER EVENTS

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Puppet Theatre

(01768 484538)

phone for details

HERTFORDSHIRE

ST. ALBANS

Sandpit Theatre

(01727 799565)

July 30, 2.30 pm

Theatrerotto Productions:

“The Walrus & the Carpenter”

KENT

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells Puppet Festival

11-13 October

LANCASHIRE

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Empire

(0844 871 3017)

July 31 – August 17

National Theatre Company:

“War Horse”

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre

(01706 220241)

phone for details

LEICESTERSHIRE

LEICESTER

The Curve

(0116 242 3595)

September 18 – October 12

National Theatre Company:

“War Horse”

LONDON

BRENTFORD

Watermans

(020 8232 1010)

phone for details

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

times of performance vary – phone Box Office for details

until August 4

Resident company:

“The slightly annoying elephant”

 until July 13

Resident company & Horse & Bamboo Theatre:

“Suffrajitsu”

(7-11)

until August 11 (in the Studio)

Resident company

“Little Angel By the Sea”

(3-8)

RICHMOND

The Puppet Theatre Barge

(opposite  87 Petersham Road, TW10 6UT)

(020 7249 6876)

July 20 – August 11, 2.30 pm (plus 11.30 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)

Movingstage Marionettes:

“The Three Pigs and the Wolf”/”Captain Grimey”

(3-8)

August 14 – October 6, 2.30 pm (plus 11.30 am on Saturdays)

IN AUGUST DAILY, SEPTMBER & OCTOBER WEEKENDS ONLY. NB: 30 August & 28/29 September shows will start at 2 pm because of the tides.

String Theatre:

“The Insect Circus”

(all the family)

August 30/31, 7.30 pm

September 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 28, 7.30 pm

October 4, 8 pm

October 5, 7.30 pm

Movingstage Marionettes:

“Spirit” by Sue Beattie

(adults)

WEMBLEY

London Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

(020 7452 3000)

October 18 – November 23

National Theatre Company:

“War Horse”

Back again

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

August 8, 12 noon, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm

August 9, 10 am, 12 noon, 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm

August 10, 10 am, 12 noon, 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm

Resident Company:

“Little Hamelin”

(all ages)

August 8 – 10, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Resident Company:

The Pied Piper

(3+)

August 18, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Goblin:

“Hey diddle diddle”

(3+)

August 22 – 24, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Indefinite Articles:

“City Time”

(3+)

August 27, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Invisible Needs:

“Dr Smol Prinz Medicine Show”

(3+)

OXFORDSHIRE

OXFORD

New Theatre

(0844 871 3020)

August 22 – September 7

National Theatre Company:

“War Horse”

SOMERSET

August 23 – September 1

Bristol Puppet Festival

(watch this space!)

YORKSHIRE

SKIPTON

October 4-6

Skipton Puppet Festival

(watch this space!)

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

WALES

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

(01492 548166)

Shows daily – phone for details

EXHIBITIONS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

CHIPPING CAMDEN

Court Barn

(01386 841951)

until July 21, Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

William Simmonds: puppets and sculptures

further details from admin@courtbarn.org.uk

HAMPSHIRE

Hastings Museum (01424 451052)

Small permanent exhibition of puppets from Hastings Puppet Theatre including   Professor Day’s Variety Pie Marionettes. Full set of Punch & Judy puppets and marionettes which include pianist, Joey, Scaramouch, acrobat). Puppeteers were Professor Day (1860 – 1939) and John Alston (until 1953) Free Admission

NYEWOOD: ˜Barley”,  Ramshackles, Nyewood, near Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5JA.  Ventriloquists Club of Great Britain: Exhibition of vent figures, puppets & associated memorabilia. Every Friday 2 pm-4 pm

KENT

DEAL

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

(01304 239515)

www.kentmomi.org

includes shadow puppetry

LONDON

Pollocks Toy Museum 1 Scala Street, W1

(020 7635 3452)

10 am – 5 pm Mon – Sat

WELLINGTON

Waterslade Studios

(studios @ forkbeardfantasy.co.uk)

Inter-active puppetry exhibition

SUSSEX

BRIGHTON

Brighton Museum

(0300 029 0900)

Excellent collection of puppets, well displayed.

Tues – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Brighton Toy & Model Museum

(01273 749 494)

small collection of puppets – but well worth a visit.

Tues – Frid 10 am – 5 pm  Sat 11 am – 5 pm

SCOTLAND

BIGGAR

The Biggar Puppet Theatre

(01899 220631)

Exhibition of puppetry, including Victorian marionettes. Open daily.

GLASGOW

The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale,G12

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details

TRAINING

LONDON

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

Curious School of Puppetry (020 7689 3615)

www.curiouspuppetry.com

UK’s newest puppetry training school is led by Sarah Wright, Rene Baker, Toby Olie and Lyndie Wright.  The aims of the school are: To develop and encourage the emergence of talent in British puppetry, to provide expert hands-on training for theatre-makers and performers, to build links between existing professionals and developing artists.

See website for details.

SWISS COTTAGE

Central School of Speech and Drama.

BA course in puppetry and MA course in Advanced Theatre Practice (with a focus on puppetry). Details from www.cssd.ac.uk.

LONDON SCHOOL OF PUPPETRY (01756 753495/ 073597357/01453 833293)

Courses in shadow puppetry, marionettes, rods, hand or glove puppetry. A new Diploma course, to run on various Saturdays throughout the year. Marionette carving, choreography, living room theatre, cross arts performances, special needs work. Accredited by Middlesex University.   www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com

NORFOLK

TELEVISION PUPPETRY

Weekend course in Norfolk learning the art of television puppetry in a real TV set, using television hand puppets. Courses arranged on request: Ian Allen, Playboard Puppets 020 7226 5911/01379 674353

SUSSEX

SUCCESSFUL PUNCH AND JUDY

Tuition by Glyn Edwards 31 Connell Drive, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 6RT.  01273 308174, email: glyn@punch-and-judy.com  website: www.punch-and-judy.com.  Tailor-made tuition based on Glyn’s book of the same name.  Call to discuss your needs

WALES

MARIONETTE MANIPULATION

Tuition by Christopher Somerville 01492 548166.  Tailor-made tuition for singles, couples or groups. All enquiries Email: chris@punchandjudy.com

WORKSHOPS

LONDON

 ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

phone for details

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

July 15, 10 am – 11.30 am

Little tots workshop: Circus Madness

(18 months – 3 years)

July 26, 1 pm

Family workshop: Fantastic Families

(3+) 

July 29, 10 am – 11.30 am

Little tots workshop: Teddy bears picnic

(2 – 5)

July 31, 10.30 am 1 pm

 Under the sea

(3+)

Summer workshop

(5+)

August 1, 1 pm

Family workshop: Dragons

(3+)

August 2, 1 pm

Family Workshop: Under the sea

(3+)

August 12, 10 am – 11.30 am

Family Workshop: Beach time breeze

(18 months – 5)

August 14, 10.30 am

Summer workshop

(5)

August 19 – 20, 10.30 am

Super MagniMation workshop (film animation)

(9-16)

August 21, 10.30 am

Summer workshop

(5)

August 28, 10.30 am

Summer workshop

(5)

August 30, 1 pm

Family Workshop: Toy Box

(3+)

September 14/15

Puppet Power Open Day

September 22

Puppet Power Open Day

SOMERSET

BRISTOL

Puppet Place

(0117 929 3593)

phone for details

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details