I've worked with puppets for twenty five years. I can make puppets, perform with them, talk about them, teach others to make them, lead improvisations with them (I have a big stock of old puppets in trunks and hold-alls), direct at a professional level, and have written or co-written about a dozen professionally performed plays. Since I started - more or less by acccident - in 1984, I've found them a fantastic liberating force for creative energy, both in me and everybody I've worked with. Although i spend more time writing these days, I still perform my own shows as TIP THE WINK PUPPETS.

My current shows are:

"ANNIE AND THE WHALE" - a half-hour booth show mainly for 4-8yr olds, and sutitable for parties as well as schools and theatres. Funny and exciting, with vivid characters. Never fails! See below for a short trailer.

"NEVER TRUST A SQUIRREL" adapted from my picture book of the same name. Laughs and excitement for any age...

ALSO Giant Puppets, Cabaret pieces, Talks with and about Puppets, and all kinds of Workshops

See also VISITS for more information
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A trailer for annie and the whale:

Never trust a Squirrel O'Driscoll's Treasure wings to fly I is someone else Tell me Lies