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Email: peter@peterpuppet.co.uk  

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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 August 15th 2018

GUILD EVENTS.

August 26 from 12 noon: SUMMER GARDEN PARTY: at 6 Bostock Close, Admaston, Telford, Shropshire, TF5 0AG (home of the Wychwood Puppets).  Offers of shows for the Puppet Cabaret to Peter Charlton (peter@peterpuppet.co.uk)

 FESTIVAL OF FILM & TELEVISION PUPPETRY: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: postponed until 2019.  Watch this space.

OTHER EVENTS

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Puppet Theatre

(01768 484538)

phone for details

LANCASHIRE

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre

(01706 220241)

phone for details

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

September 13 – November 11

Resident company:

“The Everywhere Bear”

(3-8)

October 3 – 7 (Studio)

Baby Panda:

“Five little monkeys”

(2-6)

October 5 – 21

Resident company:

“The Adventures of Curious Ganz”

(7-adult)

October 12 – 14 (Studio)

Sanscruti Dance:

“Apple ‘n Spice”

(3-8)

October 20 – 21 (Studio)

Stewart Melton:

“Phoenix and Turtle”

(4-8)

October 22 – 24 (Studio)

House of Stray Cats:

“Invisible Me”

(5-11)

October 25 – 28 (Studio)

Goblin Theatre:

“Hey Diddle Diddle”

(3-8)

November 16 – December 24 (Studio)

Resident company:

“Finding Santa”

(3-8)

November 22 – December 30

Resident company:

“Angelo”

(5-11)

December 7 – January 27

Resident company:

“Wow! It’s Night-time”

(2-5)

January 2-6 (Studio)

Skewbald Theatre:

“Mimi and the Mountain Dragon”

(4-8)

January 9-27 (Studio)

Resident company:

“The Singing Mermaid”

(3-8)

January 30 – February 3 (Studio)

Page One Theatre:

“Rise and Fall”

(3-6)

February 6 – 10 (Studio)

Tessa Bide Productions:

“The Selfish Giant”

(3-8)

RICHMOND

PUPPET THEATRE BARGE

(opposite 87 Petersham Road, TW10 6UT)

(020 7249 6876)

until September 2, 2.30 pm (except for August 11 when the show will be at 2 pm)

September 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30, 2.30 pm (except for September 9 when the show will be at 2 pm)

Movingstage Marionettes:

“Red Riding Hood”

(4+)

September 1, 7 & 8, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, 7.30 pm (except for September 14/15 when the show will be at 8 pm)

Movingstage Marionettes:

“The Butterfly’s Spell” (by Lorca)

(adults)

WIMBLEDON

The Polka Theatre

(020 8543 4888)

until August 26

Resident company with The Little Angel Theatre & The Royal Derngate:

“The Everywhere Bear”

October 12 – 14

Adventure Theatre:

“Five little Monkeys”

(2-6)

October 19-21

Adventure Theatre:

“Three little Pigs”

(3-7)

October 24-28

Adventure Theatre:

“The Gingerbread Man”

(3+)

October 25

“The Spooky Shadow Puppet Show”

(8-14)

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

August 18, 11 am

Ripstop Theatre:

“Susannah and the Sunflower”

(all the family)

August 25, 11 am

MakeShift Ensemble:

“The Children in the Moon”

(all the family)

TYNE & WEAR

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

NEWCASTLE PUPPET FESTIVAL (MOVING PARTS) 2018

October 29 – November 4

see www.newcastlepuppetryfestival.co.uk

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details

WALES

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

(01492 548166)

NOW BACK IN BUSINESS (phone for details)

EXHIBITIONS

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

SOMERSET

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)

Excellent exhibition of puppetry, including Victorian marionettes. Open daily.

GLASGOW

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

(0141 339 6185)

TRAINING

LONDON

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.

They are currently in Scotland.  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)

Tiny Tots workshop (4 months to 3 years)

September 20 – November 29 (Thursdays) 10.30 am – 11.30 am

January 17 – March 28

Saturday Puppet Club (8-11)

September 22 – December 1, 9.45 – 11 am

January 19 – March 30

Youth Theatre (11-18)

September 19 – November 28, (Wednesdays) 6 – 8 pm

January 16 – March 13

Spectrum Youth Theatre (11-18)

September 22 – December 1 (Saturdays) 2-4 pm

January 19 – March 16

+ production week March 18 – 24

Adult Courses

Puppetry Foundation Course

September 18 – November 27 (Tuesdays) 7.30 – 8.30 pm

January 15 – March 26

Designing and making a theatre for one

January 17 – March 28 (Thursdays) 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

NORFOLK

NORWICH (NR3 1SB)

Norwich Puppet Theatre

August 16, 10.30 am

Ninjas workshop

(5+)

August 17, 10.30 am

Wildlife puppet making workshop

(5+)

August 21 (full day workshop)

Giants and Monsters

August 23 (full day workshop)

Mixed-up Fairy Tales

August 25, 1 pm

Puppets & Poetry

August 28, 11 am

Skills – painting places

(6+)

1.30 pm

Skills – painting puppets

(6+)

August 29, 11 am

Skills – Drawing techniques

(6+)

1.30 pm

Skills – Drawing shadows workshop

(6+)

August 30, 11 am

Skills – Collage Mini Theatres

(6+)

1.30 pm

Skills – Collage puppets

(6+)

August 31, 1.30 pm

Skills – Clay workshop

(6+)

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details

RUSSIA

EKATERINBERG

until August  19

Petrushka World Puppet Carnival

(++420608203601)