Three Person Puppets

With Oliver Hymans

Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21. 10:00-17:00

About the course

This 2-day intensive course will cover the key principles of performing with 3-person puppets. Designed especially for performers and theatre makers, you will gain a practical insight into the creative process and techniques of working with puppets designed to be operated by multiple puppeteers. You will work with a range of professionally made puppets and materials, including Bunraku-style, table top, 4-legged animals and object puppets to develop the fundamental skills in this ever popular puppetry style.

Course participants will:

– Discover an understanding of the core principles of 3-person puppetry
– Learn how to build effective relationships when working with multiple performers on one puppet
– Explore how to activate a puppet with character and emotion through qualities of movement and it’s physicality.
– Expand skills in improvisation and choreography when working with multi-person puppets
– Devise and perform with narratives that demand the use of a 3-person puppet.

About the tutor

Oliver Hymans is an award-winning puppetry artist and director. He has worked internationally across four continents, directing puppetry in theatre, opera, film and music video and his puppet creations have appeared at London’s Tate Modern, Little Angel Theatre, Arcola Theatre, The National Gallery, Camden Roundhouse and The Institute of Contemporary Arts. Most recently he was a puppeteer in the new Hot Chip music video ‘Spell’, had Sir Ian McKellen voice his puppet in the short film ‘How A Kite Flies’ and directed the Little Angel Theatre’s acclaimed production Emily Rising (“dazzling technical flourishes” – The Guardian) which went on a national tour in autumn 2019.

This course is designed for adults aged 18+.

Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday November 20 and 21. 10:00-17:00

Cost: £75

Location: Little Angel Studios, 132 Sebbon Street, N1 2Eh


Or call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787 (Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm).

One place will be offered for free as a bursary. Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply.