Current Productions

Pip’s Wildlife Garden

Pip's Wildlife Garden

Come with Pip to the wild, glorious, overgrown jungle at the bottom of her garden. Watch the hedgehog feasting on snails, see the barn owl hunting, and if you are lucky, dance with the hare by moonlight. But wait a minute! What’s grumpy Gran doing here; clearing brambles, putting up fences, digging the earth, and …read more…

Spooky Folk

Spooky Folk  – for adults and brave children. A collection of short shadow-puppet pieces with filmed atmospheric backgrounds and soundtracks; based on macabre English, Scottish and Irish folk songs about women, and sung by unusual singers: Nos. 1 – 3 available as a live puppet shows, or on film – for festivals, theatres, and cabaret …read more…

Psyche! Open the Box!

Psyche! Open the Box

A film by Nutmeg Puppet Company with music by Jane Wells. Psyche, the youngest and prettiest of the king’s three daughters, attracts the attention of the naughty god Cupid, and the raging jealousy of his mother Venus. Abandoned by her lover, alone and pregnant, Psyche must carry out 3 dangerous trials, and go down to …read more…

Famous Five Birds

Famous 5 Birds

At 15 mins, our shortest available show! Famous Five Birds – the show – was created as part of a project involving children from 10 schools; a puppeteer and maker (Meg Amsden); a composer (Nathan Williamson); a poet (Matt Howard); two bird experts (Steve and Kathy Piotrowski); a video maker (Debra Hyatt); a bird song …read more…

Intangible Cities of Margherita Monticiano

Intangible Cities of Margherita Monticiano

A sly confection of shadows and projected images – a series of elusive, decadent, shadowy, reflections of La Serenissima – the seductive, rapacious city of Venice, that carries the seeds of its own downfall – as personified by Margherita Monticiano, an ageing beauty who sees the world from her own voracious viewpoint. By Meg Amsden, …read more…