Having worked with many different performers, directors and makers over the years and created a load of crazy shows, I have developed a number of different exploratory workshops to share what I have learnt and to further discover new ideas and techniques.

Every workshop has been carefully planned but can be adapted to suit different levels of experience and time scales.


Micro Cinema Theatre

Live Camera and Performance

Laboratory style masterclass for all theatre practitioners and video artists to explore and incorporate live low-tech video camera work with on stage theatre performance.


Nasty Puppetry

Contemporary Puppetry and Performance

Exploring the darker side of puppetry by giving the puppet the space and power to dominate the stage.


Acting the Puppet

Simple Puppetry Manipulation Skills

Exploring the ways a puppet can walk, run and fall over, how it can apparently have feelings, reactions and even a sense of humour!


Bespoke Making Sessions

Design and build a head or figure that is expressive, workable and robust. Examples could include clay modelling, plaster casting, puppet jointing and internal structures.



Puppetry for Contemporary Theatre 
a two day manipulation workshop hosted by the
Royal Conservatoire Scotland Glasgow

6 - 7 April 2024

booking details

How to host a workshop

Workshops are generally organised by theatres, educational institutions, drama schools or by individuals.
These may be as part of a festival, an education program or a private invitation.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss hosting a workshop.

Recent teaching collaborations

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, UK
Tarumba Marionettes, Lisbon, Portugal

La Capra Ballerina, Acquapendente, Italy
MAAF Italy
Segovia, Unima Spain
Junta de Andalusia, Spain
AQM University Montreal, Quebec
London International Mime Festival UK
Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh UK
Norwich Puppet Theatre UK
Curious School of Puppetry, Edinburgh
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Casteliers Festival, Montreal, Quebec
Figurenteater Kolleg, Bochum, Germany
Westflügel, Leipzig, Germany
Karlsson Haus Theatre, Saint Petersbourg
ESNAM Charleville-Mézières, France
Little Angel Theatre, London
The Complex, Dublin
UNIMA Hellas, Greece
Theater Strick, Klagenfurt, Austria

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