Time Out says
Basler Marionetten is a puppet theatre which produces a wide array of shows for both children and adults.
Billed as a ‘theatre for young and old’, Basel’s well-known puppet theatre is exactly that, staging afternoon performances aimed at children and darker tales for adults during the evening. Performance styles vary wildly – if you thought puppetry was just Miss Piggy or Big Bird you’ll be thoroughly surprised by the cast of characters performing here, from life-size puppets to stringed creations and cute hand puppets. The repertoire is diverse too, including universally known tales such as Pinocchio along with Swiss German and international stories. Showing that puppetry isn’t just for kids, the adult programme tells such dark tales as Doctor Faustus in string-puppet form.