Discover more about the imaginative art of bringing puppetry to the stage at a free talk with renowned artists.
Join us for another fascinating discussion on the art of puppetry, back by popular demand.
Basil Twist and Phelim McDermott bring extraordinary creatures to life on stages. They are known for using innovative puppet techniques, from wind and water to newspapers and sellotape.
Basil Twist is an award-winning designer, director and puppeteer, renowned for his unique theatrical approach. Phelim McDermott is an award-winning director and performer. He is a founding member of improvisation-focused theatre company Improbable. Their current work on My Neighbour Totoro creates magic on the Barbican's stage.
Cheryl Henson facilitates the conversation. She is the daughter of famed puppeteer Jim Henson and the President of the Jim Henson Foundation. Discover what makes puppets and imagination so effective in live theatre today.
This talk is offered to Barbican Members and Patrons only. You are welcome to bring a guest, they must have their own ticket.
Part of MimeLondon, the talk will help you to see This and That and other puppetry performances in a new light.
The talk will be from approx 6-7pm, before the evening's performance. Please note that tickets to Phil Soltanoff/Steven Wendt/Cie 111: This & That must be purchased separately.
The Fountain Room is located on Level G.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
The Fountain Room is on the ground floor level of the Barbican.
From the Silk Street entrance, go over the bridge and turn right across the ground floor foyer.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.