Still CuriousProto

“Still Curious” is the network of students who have completed the course, since we set up the school in 2016.


Here is a showcase of some of the work they are currently involved in:


Elspeth Chapman


Avocado is a short stop frame animation Elspeth made for a project called Phone Fictions by the theatre company Visible Fictions. Artists from around Scotland were commissioned to make a 1-2 minute film on their phone inspired by life during lockdown. Elspeth was inspired by her millennial lunch habits and a desire to keep up puppet carving at home.


Check out Avocado and the other short films here.


To see more of what Elspeth is up to, visit her website.

Sara Celeghin


“Mapu” is and International puppetry festival that takes place in Italy in Piazzola sul Brenta. It is at its 5th edition and it was supposed to happened live the 8th/9th/10th of May, but due to the situation with covid19 the festival has been moved LIVE to 9th/10th/11th of October. In May there has been a ON LINE edition with video contributions of different artists.¬†Shows, tutorial for workshops, live streaming performances has been broadcast on the MAPU facebook page and they will be available forever on Mapu festival youtube channel.


For more information, visit the website.

Sarah Celeghin, Darcy Collins, Ailsa Dalling, Iestyn Evans & Nix Wood


“Angelo” was directed by course director Sarah Wright, and cast five curious alumni in the seven-strong cast. It was a remount of a Little Angel production from 1974, originally directed by John Wright.


It was performed at Little Angel Theatre, Islington, at Christmas 2018.


For more information, click here.

Ailsa Dalling


RAT toured in early 2020. It was a reimagining of The Pied Piper of Hamelin with live music and shadow puppetry.


Ailsa Dalling designed and made the visual component of RAT, and was puppet director and puppeteer. Nix Wood, another curious alumnus, joined the production as a second puppeteer.


For more information, click here.

Hugh Purves


Hugh is working on a few puppet projects from his flat on a greenscreen, and is in talks with production companies about making YouTube content during and post-lockdown!


This is a shot from Welsh with Woe and the puppet is Griff the Sheep.


For more information, click here.

Emma Byron and Trevor Houghton

Otherstory are devising a new project. This image is from their R&D via Zoom into how to portray the ‘group protagonist’ for a new puppet show about a very early windmill cooperative.


For more information, click here.