The Covent Garden May Fayre is a firm favourite for Punch Profs and afficianados alike! On 12 May Covent Garden comes alive with Punch and Judy shows and other delights. A lovely day out - find out more here.
Puppets on Film - a Biennial film festival of films featuring puppetry or with puppetry as their topic - opens at the Little Angel Theatre on 12 April and runs until 14 April. The Little Angel and The Screen on the Green in Islington present a program of films for children and grown ups. Find out more here.
2 April Jane Henson has died at her home in Connecticut, USA, at the age of 78. Jane worked with Jim Henson on The Muppet Show, devising many of the technical innovations used during the production of the show. In 1992 Jane established The Jim Henson Legacy to preserve and perpetuate the work of her late husband and served on the board of the Jim Henson Foundation. Click here for a selection of tributes to Jane.
Loutkar (the Puppeteer) is the oldest theatre magazine in the world, having been in publication since 1912. This Czech puppetry magazine is now publishing one annual edition in English - and have added English to their website. For more details, click here.
Congratulations to Anna Ingleby and Indigo Moon Theatre as the new Indigo Moon Studio opens in Hull! More details here!
The Little Angel will be clocking up the miles in the coming year, with over 580 performances planned across the UK. Critically acclaimed and well loved shows are coming to a theatre near you! Click here for more details.
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UK Puppeteers continue their success at international festivals with Picked Image’s adaptation of ‘Hunger’ by Norwegian author Knut Hamson winning Best Play at the UNIMA international festival in Chengdu, China. ’Hunger’ is a co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre and Tinkerting – both of Norway. Find out more about the show here.
Mr. Punch Celebrates his 350th Birthday this year - and you are invited!
350 years ago, Samuel Pepys first met Mr. Punch in Covent Garden. Punch and Judy is a firm favourite of adults and children alike - and events are planned up and down the country to celebrate this momentous birthday. To find out more, click here.
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