Converting Found Characters into Puppets for Rehearsal and Performance (Online)

With Alison Alexander

Wednesdays, 16 June – 21 July, 5.30 – 7pm

About the course

Taking a found textile character like a teddy or doll, you will learn how to disassemble it and reassemble it as a table-top puppet with jointed limbs and neck. We’ll look at rough and ready techniques for quick conversions to test out an idea in rehearsals and then delve into more permanent techniques that you’ll be able to use for both found characters and from-scratch characters in the future. 

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Download our Zoom Policy here.

About the tutor

Alison Alexander is a theatre designer and puppet maker.

She studied at Wimbledon School of Art, then became an apprentice to Lyndie Wright at Little Angel Theatre and has been designing, creating and touring theatre ever since.

She has worked for many companies including: Little Angel Theatre, Kneehigh, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, Goblin Theatre, Theatre Rites and Monstro Theatre.

Dates and times: Wednesdays, 16 June – 21 July, 5.30 – 7pm

Cost: £195

Location: Online, via Zoom. Download our Zoom Policy here.

Download the tools and materials list for the course here.


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.