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MANIPULATE Festival 2021

Fri 29 Jan  ‐ Sun 7 Feb 2021

Delve into a captivating world of beauty, the surreal and the unexpected...

Each spring, Norwich Puppet Theatre partners with Puppet Animation Scotland to host MANIPULATE Festival - an annual celebration of innovative international visual theatre and animated film. As with most events in recent months, MANIPULATE is going to look a little different this year. We won't be hosting our usual live adult shows and workshops, but Puppet Animation Scotland are hosting a fantastic digital programme of events. Visit their website to see the full programme, and read below for a few highlights.

A Digital Festival Pass gives audiences access to all the events scheduled as part of the Digital Festival, including digital theatre productions, works-in-progress, animated films and panel discussions (workshops sold separately). A pass costs just £20/ £15 concession.

Two hands hold a cardboard box against a black backdrop

Fri 29 Jan, 7.30pm


Ariel Doron

A funny, sensitive and scary fantasy about a lonely man trying to get in touch with himself and the world. A fascinating short story using only a shoebox.

A feminine leg wear green tights sticks up out of a victorian bath

Mon 1 Feb, 7.50pm


Snap - Elastic

From "strikingly bold" theatre collective Snap – Elastic, EAT ME is a luscious, incendiary theatre show about unconventional love, chaos, control and the shifting complexities of power.

A collage of images. Old television sets in the sky, the silhouette of a woman holding a plant pot. Green hills in the distance made of broccoli and peas. Sun set.

Fri 5 Feb, 7.30pm


Manual Cinema

Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70’s R&B-inspired art pop songs, THE END OF TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise.

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The hands holding teapots which are pouring tea into a smashed cup.

Wed 27 - Fri 29 Jan


Workshop with Rene Baker


Wed 3 - Fri 5 Feb


Workshop with Ariel Doron


Puppet Animation Scotland is a leading international focus for the advancement of the art forms of puppetry and animation.



You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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*Please note that an additional booking fee will be added to the ticket price