Arts Council funding for Circle of Tales

Added 5th May 2011

GOOD NEWS…. PuppetCraft has been given funding by the Arts Council England for a new show called CIRCLE OF TALES.

Arts council

It is to be an African story with live music performed by top British-based African musicians.
PuppetCraft’s artistic director is spending April in Africa working with leading storyteller Gcina Mhlope to research and write a purpose-made script for the show.
The premier is on 1st October….

News round-up

Added 9th February 2011.
We are still touring The Mousehole Cat to great appreciation.
“My favorite show.” “A little gem!” Audience comments.

Tom and Cat web

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Our workshop has been busy making puppets for other theatre companies:

Prof Yaffle

Professor Yaffle the wooden woodpecker was made lovingly out of plywood for a theatre show of Bagpuss which ran at the Soho Theatre, London.
And two large puppets for a large theatre show by celebrated Kneehigh Theatre.

Kneehigh

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Plans are afoot to make a new production … on an African theme…. working with top musician Chartwell.

Chartwell Dutiro

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Making courses have been more popular this year than ever.

Course 2011 2 Course 2011 1

Selfish Giant Little Book

Added 25th June 2010

We have made a beautiful little book of the The Selfish Giant show.
It has been drawn and coloured by Jo and it comes in a handmade cloth bag made by Sue.
The selfish giant book

The words are by Oscar Wilde slightly altered as they are in the show. The pictures are based on the puppets.
The book folds out so it can be put up as a long, long, long picture.
We sell these books at the show, or you can order by email or phone 01803 867778.
Cost is £8 + £1.50 postage.

One-day willow workshop

Added 28th May 2010

An early summer one-day willow workshop produces fantastic results.

Willow Workshop 5 Willow Workshop 4 Willow Workshop 3 Willow Workshop 2 Willow Workshop 1

PuppetCraft ran a day workshop showing TYKES ( Youth branch of the Teignmouth Players) how to make withie structures…..
The fish are for an outdoor performance they have been devising for ‘You Can Cut It’ – a festival Teignbridge in Devon puts on to encourage recycling and proper disposal of your rubbish.
The piece will be performed at Decoy Park Newton Abbot on 6th August, Dawlish Lawn on 9th August and The Den Teignmouth on 10th.

Performance: Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head

Added 5th Dec 2009.

Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head will be performing on Saturday 12th December at Rattery Village Hall, Devon at 3pm.

Medusa and Perseus
This is the only chance locally to see a revival of PuppetCraft’s “best show” … just back from festivals in Bath and London.

Bookings 01803 867778
Tea & cakes will be on sale after the show