TV Puppetry Lab

Free event in association with Talk to the Hand

Mon 16 September, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Location: Studios – we have two venues, this event takes place at our Studios, a short walk from the theatre. Click for more information.

An opportunity for all puppeteers passionate about puppetry for the screen (from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned professionals), to get together and practise the skills essential for dynamic and compelling film and television puppetry, and maybe invent some techniques of their own.

The evening will be loosely led by Iestyn Evans and Andy Heath from Talk to the Hand Productions, although the goal of these evenings is for people to use the time, space, puppets and equipment to play, experiment and learn together.

We aim to create an environment where people can take risks and make mistakes, as we believe it is only under these circumstances that we really learn and grow.

The evening will allow participants to forge new connections in the industry and hopefully open the flood gates to innovate new and exciting work in this field.

Techniques up for exploration include:
– Lip sync
– Working with monitors
– Blocking
– Choreography
– Eyelines and focus
– Multi Operator Puppets
– Acting through the puppet
– Improvisation and spontaneity with the puppet
– Tricks, cheats and gags
– Breaking down a script
– Working with props
– Character Development and voice technique
– … and anything else people think of on the day!

If successful, we hope to run regular TV Puppetry Labs in the future. Come and join us and help make that a reality!


All are welcome at this free event, however please book a ticket so we can monitor numbers.