“a puppetry company that always has something new to bring to the table.” – Animations Online

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TouchedTheatre make high quality contemporary theatre with puppetry at its heart. The company is a collaboration between award-winning puppeteer Darren East (Offies 2015, former Associate Artist Little Angel Theatre) and experienced dramaturg and producer Beccy Smith, alongside a host of brilliant associate artists in performance, puppetry, design and sound. Our work is most interested in the point where moving, original storytelling about the world we live in now meets the thrilling possibilities of puppetry.

NEWS: we are working on our new early-years show Twinkle Twinkle.

TouchedTheatre are nationally recognised specialists in using puppetry, storytelling and film to work with young people and adults experiencing mental health difficulties. Go to Participation to see more.

TouchedTheatre are part of the Puppetry Development Consortium. We co-run Brighton Puppetry School and support local emerging and established puppetry artists through our regular Punched nights of new puppetry cabaret for adults.

Partners include: Arts Council England, Sussex NHS Partnership, the Spire, Brighton Artists Open Houses,  ONCA, the Marlborough Theatre, the Nightingale Theatre, the Puppetry Development Consortium, BBC Children in Need, Brighton & Hove Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund.