Puppet Theatre Wales
Performances and workshops

...inspiring creativity and allowing the imagination to flow!

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Puppet Wales in Education aims to provide a rich, valuable and unforgettable experience of live theatre through the powerful medium of puppetry. This exciting and unique educational touring puppet theatre integrates live action, music and beautifully handcrafted puppets with visually delightful and enchanting tales written for specific age groups, through the medium of English and Welsh. Our puppeteers are also experienced workshop facilitators, delivering creative rod puppet and shadow puppet making sessions to groups of all ages.

Puppet Wales was established by Helyn Latimer in 2005. Helyn is a puppeteer, actor, musician, teacher and award-winning children's author, with over thirty years of experience working in theatre, television, schools, libraries and community spaces throughout Wales and beyond. She has also worked extensively with Community Music Wales and also as part of the creative and artistic team with WNO Max. 

Member of The British Centre of Union Internationale de la Marionette. DBS and Safeguarding credited, Equity registered with Public Liability Insurance. QTS .
  • Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

How wonderful! A big, old, discarded boot at the bottom of the garden...perfect for two little mice to repurpose and use as a warm and cosy mouse-house. One day however, the rain begins to fall and fall. The drops become a shower...the shower becomes a downpour...the downpour becomes a deluge! Suddenly, the big old boot becomes a boat, as it floats upon the water and the mice and all their garden friends inside the boot are hurtled towards adventure!

BIG BOOT features music and rhyme and even some real magic to explore friendship, sharing and co-operation.

Suitable for children aged 3- 8years.

On tour until July 2024.
This production is available through the medium of English and Welsh.

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If only Rusty the Rooster could learn to tell the time. Sometimes he would crow far too early…sometimes he would crow far too late…sometimes he forgot to crow at all! Farmer Turnip and Mrs Turnip rarely got up on time to milk the cows, feed the pigs or let the hens out. Poor Tilly Turnip was always missing the bus to school. No one ever knew if it was time for breakfast, lunch or supper. 
All the animals on Turnip Farm agree that something must be done. It was time to get organised! Rusty the Rooster must learn to tell the time!
WHAT’S THE TIME MR ROOSTER? features charming hand puppets with live action, music and plenty of fun! Come and join the animals on Turnip Farm to discover the virtues of perseverance and patience…and help them to teach Rusty the Rooster how to tell the time!

This delightful production will be on tour from Monday 14th October 2024 and will tour schools and libraries until Summer Term 2025.
Suitable for children aged 4-7 years. 45 minutes duration. 
Shadow puppet workshops explore light and shadow in a fun and exciting way. Shadow puppetry is an expressive art that inspires imagination and creativity. Participants  experience the beauty and magic of creating their own shadow puppets which they can then use to transport us all to an imaginary world. Dive into an ocean to see creatures of the deep, fly high with dragons of myth and legend or venture into a forest where woodland creatures creep...
Participants are treated to a shadow puppet production and this is followed by the workshop. Simple, colourful and exciting shadow puppets, static or jointed, can be made and played with within an hour. These workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. Groups of up to 30 are catered for. All materials are provided.

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Rod puppet making and manipulation workshops allow participants to use their imagination and creativity as they bring all sorts of characters to life! Our Victorian rod puppets are especially popular! This is a unique and interesting way to enjoy history topics. All materials are provided. Groups of 30 are catered for.
Helyn is a highly experienced workshop facilitator and tailors each workshop to meet the needs of all ages and abilities.
Puppetry is an accessible, non-threatening, empowering, imaginative, creative and performing art. It is cross-curricular and cross-cultural. It has the potential to help develop confidence and enhance skills in many areas, including language and communication, social and interpersonal skills and physical development...not forgetting mathematical skills relating to size and proportion, science, design and technology - it's all there in puppetry!