Intermediate Puppetry Course (in-person)

Tuesdays, 28 September – 7 December, with a half term break (10 weeks)
Location: Little Angel Studios, N1 2EH

About the Course
Our Intermediate Puppetry Course invites participants to explore thoroughly some of the most popular forms of contemporary puppetry. Each session of the ten-week term will build upon the fundamental principles of puppetry, culminating in a final sharing of work. These sessions will leave participants with a knowledge of advanced techniques, confidence in handling animated objects and specialist skills for devising live performance with puppets. This course particularly focusses on Object Theatre, Marionettes, TV puppetry and multiple puppeteer puppets. Participants will also get the opportunity to put their design skills into practice through specific making sessions where they will learn how to create a head moving mechanism.

This course is ideally suited to those who want to continue to build their skills after completing our Puppetry Foundation Course. However, if you are a practiced performer who wants to work on their skill this course will also be suitable.

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 Little Angel Theatre’s acclaimed production Emily Rising (“dazzling technical flourishes” – The Guardian) which will be going on a national tour in autumn 2019.

This course is for adults, age 18+.

Cost: £265 per person per term


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

All participants who attend at least 80% of the course will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.