The new series celebrates 60 years of puppetry design at the theatre and aims to inspire a new generation of designers .

Maia Kirkman-Richards

The Little Angel Theatre has released the first episode for the series which features an interview with designer Maia Kirkman-Richards which is now available to view on the theatre’s Youtube channel.

Released on a weekly basis, the series will also feature interviews with Oliver Hymans, Alicia Britt, Jimmy Grimes, Toby Olié and Alison Alexander.

Over the last sixty years, a wide range of designers have brought their unique puppet designs to life on the Little Angel Theatre stage. This People Behind the Puppets series will see Little Angel’s very own puppet ‘Angel’ meets and interviews these designers, finding out more about their experiences of puppetry design and why they love working in the field. In each episode, each designer will bring along an easy puppet make that children can download from the theatre’s website and follow along at home. 

The first episode is an interview with puppet designer Maia Kirkman-Richards whose work for Little Angel Theatre includes The Slightly Annoying Elephant and The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat.  For more details on Maia’s work see https://www.puppetsbymaia.com/.

For more information on what the little Angel Theatre has got going on over Easter visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/