Core Skills of Puppetry and Object Animation with Sue Buckmaster, Theatre-Rites

Date Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 January
Time 10am – 5pm
Location Studio at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

Plan your visit

Workshop fee £150
(£135 Concessions, £125 LAMDA Students)

This workshop is now sold out.

About the workshop & practitioner

This 2-day Puppetry intensive will explore the relationship between the visible performer and the puppet/object on stage. It will consider what an actor or dancer or puppeteer needs to focus on when sharing the stage with an animated object, including presence, focus, manipulation techniques and poetic metaphor. It will introduce the participants to a wide range of styles of puppetry including 3 person operated figures.

Sue Buckmaster is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Theatre-Rites, a puppetry expert, author and dramaturg and the fourth generation of theatre practitioners in her family. She has directed over 30 theatre and site-specific productions for Theatre-Rites within the UK and internationally, as well as directing both Chotto Desh and Chotto Xenos for the Akram Khan Company.

Who's it for?

This workshop is aimed at participants aged 18+ with experience of performing, and some experience or a very strong interest in including objects/puppets in their work. The workshop involves physical participation.

Booking information

This event is now sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, should a space become available, email our Box Office.

 Tickets are limited for this event. Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest audience guidelines here. If you require support with booking, email our Box Office.

Cancellations received up to 14 days before commencement of the course will receive a full refund.

Cancellations received 7-14 days before commencement of the course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations received after 7 days before commencement of the course will not be eligible for a refund, unless your place can been re-sold to another participant.

Should you become unable to participate in the course due to sickness (e.g. Covid), a full refund would be payable on production of official proof of a positive result in the case of Covid, or a medical certificate. This refund would be pro-rated if you have already completed part of the course.