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Gongoozler is a collective of artists making physical and visual theatre for children. We made site-inspired, interactive performances, that often involved participation from the audience.

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  • Alice underground

    I dusted off the old puppets the other day and took them to a studio in Old Market. I was working with long time friend and collaborator Joseph Wallace for a few days to create an animated video that will be projected 14 meters wide for the latest version of Alice Underground at The Vaults…

  • Stick Stock

    Waaaaaaay back in June 2012 I was part of a wonderful collaboration. It was for a performance called Through the Nostrils. It went something like: folk meets punk, meets puppetry, meets a host of weird and wonderful stories, meets a 20 piece community choir, and we all have a big-cinematic-gig at the Cube, Bristol. (Link to…

  • Oedipus in Boots

    I made film for Oedipus in Boots, the Wardrobe Theatre’s “new mother loving panto”. I would’ve liked to have been more involved, but alas, time would not permit, so I designed the opening credits. It was a short sequence that follows Oedipus the cat’s journey along the river whilst (James Bond style) crediting the actors.…

  • Glove is in the Air

    Glove is in the Air…All you need is Glove…What’s Glove got to do with it?…Make Glove, not war… OK, OK, I’ll stop (but I could ride this pun wave for days I tell you). This week we (myself and some creative friends) made stuff with odd gloves. It was simple. It was amazing. People arrived at…

  • Improvised Shadow Puppetry Extravaganza @ Wardrobe Theatre

    The improvised shadow puppetry extravaganza is collaboration between puppet-makers, musicians, educators, and improvisation actors (Joseph Wallace, Chris Collier, Corina Bona, Kid Carpet, and Matthew Whittle). Audience members create shadow puppets, which are then performed by puppeteers and improv actors, with live music, hosted by Blue Peter throwbacks. We have performed regularly at the Wardobe Theatre,…

  • Watershed Day of the Dead Workshop

    Recently I worked with Watershed’s producer Hannah Higginson, and Fresh Flix to develop workshops for their engagement programme. I facilitated a Day of the Dead shadow-puppet-stop-motion-animation workshop, held after a screening of Corpse Bride. The workshop was a lot of fun! There were about 20 creative small people between the age of 4 and 12, and also a great team…

  • Watershed Flea to the Circus Workshop

    I worked on Flea to the Circus, which was the Watershed’s summer programme for 4-12 year olds. The theme was insect-circus. The kids participated in a week-long programme of workshops (there were circus skills, musical soundscapes, puppets, and theatre skills). At the end of the week they performed their new-found skills to parents and friends,…

  • Blue Puppet Peter

    Our first run of improvised shadow puppetry hosted by the Blue-Blue Peter team Making in the White Bear pub (downstairs from the Wardrobe Theatre)

  • Smoking Puppet Cabaret

    Had a very exciting meeting about the Smoking Puppet Cabaret last night. The line-up is pretty good, and it’s going to be an AMAZING night! If you are in Bristol (or near by) please come. It’s this Friday 2nd March -one not to be missed! More info here and on the poster I designed (below).

  • Laser Cutting Fun

    me mdae sum farm anamals wiv a lazzzzAr cutting devish (then I went c-c-c-crazy and made a little film about it…) (these will be the puppets and set used in “flies” -the Pins and Needles show I am working on) wabbit, lama, doggy oink, baa, moo.

  • Live Animation

    I am working with the lovely ladies at PINS AND NEEDLES productions to create ‘live animations’ for their next show ‘Flies’. This morning I led a devising session for the cast with the OHP. The show is ‘an edgy black comedy about paranoia and clingfilm’ -with a tag-line like that you know it’s going to…

  • The Liftmen Music Video

    I’ve just finished editing this eerie Liftmen video. Hurrah! We filmed live shadow puppetry and silhouettes using the OHP. Myself and Corina were the puppeteers, with Jamie, Rasha and Niel from the Liftmen making their shadow debuts!! Let me know what you think?!