Manipulate Blog

The Seas of Organillo (Phil Wilson) 03/03/2014
It’s somewhat difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s taking place between Stephen Mottram’s bizarre aq...

Bestiaires (Phil Wilson) 03/03/2014
It turns out Cupid is a comically jaded, peroxide blond. Contrary to many a sickly sweet painting, t...

Torn (review by Liv Klingert) 16/02/2014
Torn is performed with great sincerity and humour. Although it deals with the trials of infatuation ...

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innovative international theatre and film

Puppet Animation Scotland is dedicated to the advocacy for, and the development and celebration of visual theatre, puppetry and animation in Scotland.

Through our manipulate programme Scottish theatre artists and animators have the opportunity to engage meaningfully with creativity of the highest quality from around the world.

In the six years since our first festival in Dundee manipulate has presented the theatre and film of international artists from: Armenia, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

During 2013 Puppet Animation Scotland will be working in partnership with the Northern & Eastern European Centre for Puppetry Arts in Estonia, the Maribor Puppet Theatre in Slovenia, and the Festival Mondial Des Theatres De Marionettes in France, to present the work of leading Scottish artists in these countries.

SIMON HART Artistic Director

REBECCA DAVIS Festivals and Projects Manager

FAY BUTLER Festivals and Projects Assistant


If you are interested in volunteering with the festival please download an Application Form or email Fay.

The above image is from 2011 Oscar nominated short film 'The Silence Beneath the Bark', directed by Joanna Lurie.