People Behind the Puppets
From 1 April 2021
We are offering these interviews and craft activities for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated.
Over the past 60 years, a huge range of designers have brought their unique puppet designs to life on the Little Angel Theatre stage – from marionettes in Angelo to light-up foxes in WOW! It’s Night-Time and cardboard creations in the online adaptation of I Want My Hat Back. In this new online series, Little Angel’s very own Little Angel puppet will meet and interview these designers, including Toby Olié, Jimmy Grimes and Alison Alexander, finding out more about their experiences of puppetry design and why they love working in the field. Each designer will also bring along an easy puppet make that children can follow along at home.
We will be releasing a new interview with a designer and their puppet making activity every week for free on the Little Angel Theatre YouTube channel.
Puppetry performed by Lori Hopkins
Film by Isaac Madge
Little Angel puppet designed and made by Lyndie Wright
Animation by Will Powers
Music composed by Dominic Sales
Series produced by Miranda Pitcher
Puppet making activities
Once you’ve watched the interviews and seen all of the amazing puppets in action, have a go at making them yourself following the activity guides below.