E2: OBJECT, UNIVERSE & LIFE IN PERFORMANCE
Merlin Puppet Theatre
Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th April 2019
10am - 5pm daily
Ages 18+ / adults
An approach to all three basic elements that contribute to making a complete visual universe - Object, Universe and Life. OBJECT - puppet, mask, shadows; UNIVERSE - scenography, light and sound; LIFE - how these elements become animate. An exploratory laboratory, which examines through analysis, practice and experimentations, how a harmonious puppetry performance is created. Through improvisations and research on stage individually and in groups, participants will work on how to develop and realise an idea, all the way from scratch to the final desirable result. See here for Merlin Puppet Theatre's show at the festival, "Noone's Land".
Browse through galleries, videos and press articles from previous editions of Newcastle Puppetry Festival and also see our animation commissions and education projects.
Newcastle Puppetry Festival debuted in 2017, winning The Journal Culture Award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Since then the event has taken place once every two years and we are now working towards delivering the fourth edition 8th - 15th April 2023 (funding dependent).
Check out the festival archive below to find out more about our previous work or to relive your memories of attending in the past.
“So wonderful to have this in Newcastle. More please.”