Lori Hopkins – Council Member

 Lori has been working (and playing!) with puppets since 2009 after training at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Prague, at Rose Bruford College and the London School of Puppetry. 

For Little Angel Theatre, Lori has performed in Pinocchio, Macbeth, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Junk and Me… She has also appeared in shows for Polka Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Pins & Needles Productions. In 2021 Lori will be performing in a new show for Special schools with Bamboozle Theatre.

Lori produces and tours her own shows. Her marionette production Sourpuss has completed two UK tours, whilst The Explorer has been performed in the UK, Finland and Romania. Lori is currently creating digital shadow puppetry productions for on-screen viewing due to social distancing restrictions. 

In addition to her performance work, Lori is an Education Practitioner and Puppetry Consultant for Shakespeare’s Globe Education. She leads regular workshops for all ages ranging from Early Years storytelling to CPD for teachers.