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Puppetry Director

Finn Caldwell

Finn is a director, designer and performer; he is co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry.

As a director Finn’s work includes DAVID WALLIAMS’ FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON (co-director/designer –Les Petits Theatre Company), LARDO (Old Red Lion) and THE ELEPHANTOM (Co-director - NT & West End).  Upcoming work includes THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY (Co-director - Fuel Theatre/Gyre & Gimble).

As director of puppetry and movement Finn’s work in theatre includes THE GRINNING MAN (Bristol Old Vic); GROUNDHOG DAY (Additional Movement - Old Vic & Broadway); DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (Old Vic); THE BEAR (Puppetry Director - Pins & Needles); RUNNING WILD (UK Tour, Regents Park & Chichester Festival); THE TEMPEST (Birmingham Royal Ballet); ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND and ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Les Enfants Terribles);  ARIODANTE (Festival d'Aix-en-Provence); THE LIGHT PRINCESS (NT); WAR HORSE (NT, West End & internationally); DREAM SPACE (Globe Theatre); RUBIES IN THE ATTIC (Riverside Studios); SHREK: THE MUSICAL (West End); CLIMATE (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and TOM THUMB (Edinburgh Festival & tour - Fringe First-winner).  Upcoming work includes ANGELS IN AMERICA (National Theatre).

As a performer he has appeared in SAINT JOAN; WAR HORSE; OR YOU COULD KISS ME and Punchdrunk's EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR (National Theatre); HAMLET and JULIUS CAESAR (RSC); Complicite's A DOG’S HEART (La Scala); Blind Summit's LOWLIFE (LIMF); MADAM BUTTERFLY (ENO); BRIGHTON ROCK (Almeida); ELEPHANT (BAC); ANTIGONE (Old Vic); and MACBETH (Albery).  Films include ALICE and THE SUICIDE BROTHERS.  

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