Ayup puppet!…the Nottingham Puppet Festival is back
Working in partnership, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, City Arts Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, have announced dates for the Nottingham Puppet Festival which will take place this…Read more: 'Ayup puppet!…the Nottingham Puppet Festival is back'
Thousands enjoy puppets over four fantastic days in Nottingham!
On Sunday 25 March, the final day of Nottingham’s first ever Puppet Festival, the two stars of The National Theatre's War Horse Joey and Topthorn, surprised passers-by as they paraded outside the Theatre…Read more: 'Thousands enjoy puppets over four fantastic days in Nottingham!'
The 2018 festival in pictures
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The power of puppetry
Rachel Reeves has written an article on the Power of Puppetry to explore human emotions and experiences: Lily and I had a lot in common – both brown-haired young women…Read more: 'The power of puppetry'
An accessible festival
One of the priorities for Nottingham’s first ever Puppet Festival is that it's a great event that everyone can access, and so it’s really important that there are opportunities for…Read more: 'An accessible festival'
Not just for kids
Ever seen a weight-lifting mouse or Burlesque puppet show? Perhaps you’re a fan of the 80s hit Spitting Image, or F.A.B. about Thunderbirds? Whichever it might be, you’re in for…Read more: 'Not just for kids'
Festival promises a delightful assortment of family fun
A talking mushroom and lovable old grump, a menagerie of cardboard animals, a space-travelling girl, and a seafaring boy are just some of the characters you can see in the…Read more: 'Festival promises a delightful assortment of family fun'
We’re recruiting a team of volunteers!
Nottingham Puppet Festival is recruiting a team of volunteers - people that want to get closer to the puppet action! We need volunteers to take on a number of exciting…Read more: 'We’re recruiting a team of volunteers!'
Meet our Festival mascot
Maid Marionette, a handcrafted banraku-type puppet, has been unveiled as the mascot for Nottingham Puppet Festival. Beautifully crafted by artist Alison Duddle, Maid Marionette takes inspiration from the legendary heroine,…Read more: 'Meet our Festival mascot'
Full programme revealed
From a giant iron man and elephant, hand-sized marionettes and intricate shadow puppets, and the retelling of classics alongside life-affirming stories, to cult series Thunderbirds and Spitting Image, and late-night puppet cabaret,…Read more: 'Full programme revealed'