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Why do I feel emotionally connected to this sock? Experiments in puppetry will raise and answer such questions, providing a comprehensive introduction to puppetry; exploring when and why it works, and what we can create from giving the inanimate life.
Over this two day course, puppeteer and puppet maker Alicia Britt will  cover the a vast range of puppetry techniques such as marionette, table-top puppetry and object manipulation using things you could find in the cupboard at home. Through practical exercises and experimentation, participants will watch and learn how our brains process the movement and use of puppets in performance, exploring stereotyping, gender presentation, relationships and empathy.


Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October

10am-5pm (including one-hour lunch break)



Alicia Britt is a puppeteer, puppet maker and director of Wondering Hands Theatre puppet company. She wrote and created sex-positive puppet cabaret “Sex and Puppets,” sourcing and making over 40 different puppets from shoes and feather boas, to singing vulvas, monsters and marionettes. The show has since continued into drag and cabaret format, after Alicia trained with Soho Theatre, as part of their Drag and Cabaret Lab. Alicia has lead workshops for Little Angel Theatre and The Royal Opera House in puppet making; and for Wondering Hands she has lead workshops exploring puppetry performance as a tool for exploring non-verbal communication and consent for education. Alicia is a Creative Careers award winner and is based at Cockpit Arts, Holborn where the puppets are born.

Sorry, Arcola Passport tickets are not available for this production.

Suitable for 18+

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