Isn't this exciting, first blog post to the masses!
So firstly, welcome to Poppet Theatre! This has been a close kept secret for quite a few months but it's so exciting to start 2019 with a bang!
So what is Poppet?
Poppet Theatre stems from 2013. I was in my final year of University and I took the route of Theatrical design to fill my boots and expand on my skills. Our University teaching taught us primarily to be Practitioners in our work: make and devise, create and change. So I took that ethos fully on board and pushed into the world of design; with clear focus on Set Design, Scenic Art, Costume and Set-building.
Snap forward to 2018: I was working as an Actor, taking on various promotional and office work and fallen in love in the world of Panto and children's theatre! I had taken a break from Design as I wanted to focus on acting and somehow managed to become part of the set making team for one of the shows I was in - so it got me thinking back to University and asking myself 'why can't I do both?' Why can't performers be as creative a possible?
So after bubblemapping some ideas - and time moving forward to 2019 - we have Poppet!
Creating fun filled theatre with puppetry, paint, imagination and a passion to inspire.
I hope you enjoy the journey.
Lots of love, H x