Puppet Performance and Manipulation – One day intensive workshop This course will take place at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on Dec 12th.

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Begin a fascinating journey of exploration of the anima of objects and puppets and gain a deeper understanding of the puppet / puppeteer relationship in this exciting and intensive one day workshop.   You will examine in depth through workshop activities … Continued

NEW SHOW ‘Cat Town – a show about difference’ on pilot tour in Wales for Hate Crime Awareness week!

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We are very pleased to announce that our new piece of puppet theatre and touring show ‘Cat Town’ is on pilot tour in Wales for Hate Crime Awareness week.  We were kindly commissioned by Monmouthshire County Council and Gwent Police … Continued

London two day pop up puppet making course for adults August / September 2019

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  Come and join one of our Puppet Making Courses for adults in this two day workshop in London. This course is for all levels of craftspeople from beginners interested in puppetry through to experienced puppeteers and puppet makers. In … Continued

Gwanwyn Festival 2017

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All young people aged 50 plus in the Vale of Grwyne are welcome to attend these exciting two weekends to create a memory box for the whole community!  

BRECON THEATRE Half term workshop for ages 7 – 14

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Come and learn to make puppets and all about puppet theatre with some of the PuppetSoup team! Half term workshop available at Brecon Theatre on Tuesday! An exciting, fun, familiy half term event!   https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873562230/events?locale=en-GB

Producer / Fundraiser Job

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We are looking for a freelance self employed producer to work on two major projects with us. Experience of sales and fundraising in health and rural arts preferred. Experience of TIE ideal. If you are interested in working on production, … Continued

Physical Performance Rehearsal Workshop

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Throughout the development process for Arthur we have been practicing techniques of  performance. Here is an extract from a workshop Fagner provided to Naomi and Tamar to develop their physical fluidity.  


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My final day on R&D for Arthur the Bear King saw us visiting Llanfoist Primary School once more. We took some puppets from the show to pass around in assembly, and asked for further feedback from the pupils following their visit … Continued

SHOW DAY!: Blog post by Tamar

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The whole of Llanfoist Primary School arrived at 9.30am to see our developed piece on Tuesday 26th April. The school have been a huge part of our devising and development process, and it was a real pleasure to have them … Continued

An invitation: Arthur Open Day 15th April

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PuppetSoup Artwork Display and Drop-in Day Drop in and see the work we have been doing towards the new show! Friday 15th April, 11.30am – 4.30pm Abergavenny Community Centre, Park Street   On the 15th of April, PuppetSoup will be holding an open day … Continued

Sketchbook Pages 2

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Here are some more sketchbook pages exploring the idea of landscape and some elements found in the Arthur legends. This is a developing of the set elements and a visual exploration of all the research elements! More to come later!

Rough Model Explorations

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These are some explorations and experiences on how to evoke the landscape and elements we have been researching into a performative space. The model is a very very rough cardboard model, that allows to quickly experiment different elements and compositions. … Continued

Sketchbook Pages 1

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Here are the sketchbook pages produced during these first 5 days of research and development for Arthur! We did some visual research into the natural and architectonical welsh landscape and I have been responding to it, choosing details and textures … Continued

Summary of topics of research, Day Two

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Some of the questions that we have become concerned with through discussion are: Who is Arthur?  Who is the Welsh Arthur?  How does Arthur relate to Wales and to the Welsh people?  What lessons can we learn from Arthur’s life … Continued

First day summary by Naomi

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A great first day was spent immersing ourselves in the world, stories and folklore of King Arthur. We visited some beautiful, spiritual places in the hills above Crickhowell, began delving into a myriad of stories and tales and took deep … Continued

‘Arthur’ The Bear King?

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‘Arth’ means bear in Welsh. PuppetSoup are a bilingual visual theatre company utilising multiple languages and visual theatre in our productions. Today, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Creu Cymru and Abergavenny Borough Theatre we started the Research and … Continued

Sound designer / assistant required

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Sound technician needed in Abergavenny, Wales! We need assistance with editing a sound design over the week of the 1 – 5th February. This is a voluntary position however it would be great experience for an aspiring sound designer or … Continued

Land of the Dragon tour

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A quick update about our show! The tour has been going well, with shows in Abergavenny, Portfield, Caerphilly, Sennybridge, Pontypool, Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Penally, Blaenau Gwent and Cheshire! We still have some dates available before and after we head to … Continued

Port Talbot show!

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Many thanks to the Taibach Action Group and Eastern Primary School in Port Talbot, we really enjoyed performing there and loved the pictures the children at the school painted and drew for us! A part of the Night Out scheme … Continued

Land of the Dragon – Gwlad y Ddraid review summary

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***** 5 STARS from Broadway Baby  “the audience loved it. It was a privilege to be there.”  – http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/land-of-the-dragon-gwlad-y-ddraig/702223   ***** 5 STARS from The Stage  “this enthralling epic reaches wonderful denouement.” – http://www.puppetsoup.com/five-star-review-from-the-stage-for-land-of-the-dragon/thestagereview/   **** 4 STARS from Three Weeks “a beautifully put together production” … Continued

The List review of Land of the Dragon

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Here is our wonderful 4 star review from The List!     You only have to look around the audience at PuppetSoup’s engaging show to see that it works for all-comers. From toddlers through to grown-ups (many of them there without … Continued

Three Weeks Magazine review

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Here is another wonderful review, this time from Three Weeks magazine:     PuppetSoup, a Welsh group that create spectacular and completely immersive storytelling experiences, have done it again with ‘Land Of The Dragon’. Mesmerising puppetry brings to life the … Continued

Primary Times reviews Land of the Dragon

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Another wonderful review for Land of the Dragon – Gwlad y Ddraid, this one from Primary Times.     This entrancing production from PuppetSoup draws on Welsh Mythology to provide a bewitching performance from the creative puppeteers.  Red and white … Continued

NHS Press Release about Fix Freddie!

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NHS Press Release about Fix Freddie!   April 24, 2014     See below or visit : http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/aboutus/news/news_044026 Families invited to puppet theatre event for advice on managing minor illness and injuries in children – 24 April 2014 Families in north-west … Continued

Fix Freddie! on tour NOW!

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Fix Freddie! on tour NOW! Fix Freddie! on tour NOW!   March 10, 2014         Come to see our new show Fix Freddie! produced for the NHS and with Connecting Care for Children and the Royal Central School … Continued

Off West End Award!

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The Puppet Opera Triple Bill that we performed puppetry in has won an Off West End Award!   Hurrah! http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/03/titanic-off-west-end-award-winner    

Bloomsbury Festival

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IP CenSes at the Bloomsbury Festival 2013: 18 and 19 Oct   October 27, 2013         Friday 18 October, 4.30-6.30pm Room 349, Senate House, WC1 Lecture: The Art of Surgery Roger Kneebone (Prof Surgical Education, Imperial College) … Continued

Cia Mutua

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Cia Mutua   October 21, 2013         Have a look at Fagner’s early work with Cia Mutua from 2000 onwards…   Look out for new works coming up next summer!   http://www.ciamutua.com.br/home/

Welsh artists needed!

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Welsh artists needed!   October 21, 2013     We are looking for Welsh artists for a project we are working on!   Are you Welsh (and bilingual) living in London?   Are you from one of the following disciplines … Continued