Melvyn Rawlinson worked in theatre as an actor and director before forming
Professor Popup's Puppet Theatre in 1984. Working with other puppeteers his first production toured
primary schools in the East Midlands, England. This achieved 800 performances in just two years -
remarkable for a new company - and was seen by an estimated 150,000 children in the region.
The following productions are part of the permanent repertoire and are available throughout the year.
To complement each of these and other performances a series of Puppet and Mask making
workshops were developed which now cover some 20 different topics. Seminars and Inset Training for
teachers and educationalists followed.
In all his many guises, Melvyn Rawlinson, and all those associated with Professor Popup's
Puppet Theatre aim to use the often exceptional art of the Puppet and theatre of the Mask to:
while aspiring to create a standard of excellence in all areas of production.
- create exciting, new and innovative work, which will entertain and
may be educatational and thought provoking
- promote cultural activities and explore popular concepts, social
conventions and prejudices
- attract and be accessible to a wide range and diverse audience
- encourage critical awareness
[ The Pied Piper of Hamelin ]
[ Amazing, Mr Noah ]
[ Story Box Bicycle Stories ]
[ A very Chinese Puzzle ]
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