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A BIRD IN THE HAND THEATRE   is a puppet and mask theatre company based in West Yorkshire. We make beautiful, quirky, gentle shows, installations and walkabouts for outdoor and theatre audiences. Much of our work is aimed at family audiences, and has love and wonder for the natural world at its heart.

 A BIRD IN THE HAND THEATRE is run by artist ALISON DUDDLE, puppet and mask maker and director. She likes making big things for parades and carnivals as well as tiny puppets for performance, and creates the artwork for both our own shows and commissioned work. Click HERE to see previous shows and gallery work. She was previously joint artistic director for Horse + Bamboo Theatre and formed A BIRD IN THE HAND THEATRE with performer Mark Whitaker in 2017. 

Theatre is a game best played as a team, and Alison is lucky to work with a lovely bunch of collaborators - performers, musicians, costume makers metalworkers and mech wizards. These include:

Plus many others - including.. Adam Blake, Mohsen Nouri, Lane Paul Stewart, Alice Rowbottom, Tom Byrne, Nix Wood, Rowan Taylor, Joe Prince, Liz Lempen, Daniel Lempen

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Elizabeth Gomm, Ian Hodgson, Ian TIlton, Alison Duddle, Joe Prince, Bob Frith 

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