You may not have seen one since your favourite film was 'Pinocchio', but there's no denying the nostalgia-pricking joy of a well-produced puppet show. So where to see one? Here's our guide to the best puppet shows currently playing on London's small stages.
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Everyone knows him as Joffrey Baratheon - the evil boy king who everyone loves to hate in 'Game of Thrones'. But Jack Gleeson has jumped out of prime time TV and into the world of London theatre with this new puppet comedy show 'Bears in Space' about two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship being pursued by outlaws. It's a madcap sci-fi comedy show created alongside actors Aaron Heffernan and Eoghan Quinn.Read more
The brilliant South African puppet theatre company Handspring, who were responsible for the beautiful horse puppets in the National Theatre's behemoth hit 'War Horse', return to London with this piece by Jane Taylor. The play uses puppetry, live performance, music and animation to tell a tale of apartheid, drawing on the historical archive of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Alfred Jarry's 1888 play 'Ubu Roi'.William Kentridge directs. Ages 14-plus.Read more