Projects

Some projects since 2000.

2015 – 2017

Stage, Screen & Trench: a Sussex Story of WW1

A touring roadshow and multi media exhibition looking at the real life entertainment personalities who later inspired the satirical musical “Oh! What A Lovely War”. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. See Spotlight On

2012 – 2013

The Big Grin

A national celebration of the 350th ‘birthday’ of Mr. Punch. The project drew media attention globally and saw ‘Mr. Punch’ receive a Guinness World Record. It was awarded Inspire Mark status as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

2010 – 2011

Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

A regional touring exhibition in Sussex celebrating the role of the seaside in shaping the traditional Punch & Judy Show. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

2009 – 2010

Carry On Punch & Judy

A regional touring exhibition in the Midlands exploring the history of Punch & Judy from its Italian origins and its role as a fairground and street entertainment. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

2007 – 2009

Animal Carnival

A work of young peoples’ theatre revisiting The Carnival Of The Animals in the spirit of Caribbean Carnival. It comprised a national tour to arts centres with storytelling puppetry and percussion and was accompanied by a schools’ outreach programme. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2007

Dynamics 07

The second edition of PuppetLink’s international puppetry festival with guest companies from Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, France and Belgium. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2006 – 2010

The Blue Sky Theatre Project

A series of six works for very young audiences intended to showcase folk tales from diverse cultures. The works toured nationally to Arts Centres, with outreach to schools, libraries and nurseries. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2005

Dynamics 05

The first edition of PuppetLink’s international puppetry festival with guest companies from Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Portugal, Canada and the Czech Republic. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2004

Access All Areas

A programme of street theatre and traditional puppetry intended for open air public spaces rather than indoor theatres. With funding support from Arts Council England. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2003

Shake, Rattle & Rhyme

Co-production with Tickety Boo Arts aimed at introducing simple language and music skills to early years audiences. Based on Plinky, a project funded by Youth Music.

2002

The Travelling Puppetorium

A Year of the Artist project intended to interpret selected National Trust properties by engaging the public in interactive street theatre. With funding support from Arts Council England.

2001

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

A nationally touring performance intended to introduce the early years to simple musical concepts. Funded by Youth Music.

2000

The Great Midlands Millennium Puppet Party

Part of the national Millennium Festival celebrations featuring regional, national and international artists and showcasing puppets of Millennium Mega-Heroes made by young people. With support from the Millennium Festival Fund.