This workshop is a short introduction into the magical world of puppetry and the ways it can be used to engage audiences in stories that otherwise may not be told on stage.
Puppetry is the perfect medium for stories like Macbeth with its supernatural themes, as a way to bring to life the impossible. We will explore how even the simplest puppets can stir emotions and deal with very complex issues.
Puppetry insists that you work closely physically and develops wordless communication between puppeteers so be prepared to work as a team and get up close and personal.
Worked as a puppeteer in War Horse for the National Theatre, puppeteering Baby Joey both on the West End and on tour to South Africa, which is where the puppets were built.
She has also puppeteered at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London, for Disney and Warner Brothers films and Associate puppetry directed Alice's Adventures Underground for its Shanghai opening. As well as performing in other theatre productions around the country.
From her work in War Horse she often runs puppetry workshops for the National Theatre as well as more unusual spaces such as at the refugee camp in Calais with Good Chance Theatre.