A la Puppet Carte

Thingumajig Theatre

Family, Music/Sound, Puppetry, Theatre, Walkabout

On the A la Puppet Carte menu is a duet or trio of pop up puppet stages built onto the back of electric tricycles. Each mobile stage is a show full of surprises, fun and a heart-warming story of friendship and a sense of home.

A la Puppet Carte was originally created with Without Walls Blueprint R&D and further developed as part of the 2023 Program. Five 10-minute puppet shows were created by different artists; 2 of these shows plus a new one will be available via Thingumajig in 2024 and beyond (three of the shows will now be the start of the apprentice artists’ portfolios).

About Thingumajig Theatre

Thingumajig Theatre creates and performs innovative puppet plays and interactive giant puppet street acts. Based in West Yorkshire, their puppets have played throughout the UK and 14 other countries as well as being seen on television and a major Disney film.

Current acts include illuminated giant caribou, a mechanical hippo, a giant chicken, dodo birds and “Kit and Caboodle”, a street play telling stories of migration built around a pack mule puppet.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

A la Puppet Carte is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Timber Festival and Just So Festival.

The R&D for A la Puppet Carte was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.


© Ian Hodgson