Long Nose Puppet Theatre
Long Nose was co-founded in 2006 by Katherine Morton and Polly Dunbar; they studied illustration at Brighton University where they often worked together creating characters and stories. Katherine and Polly make the puppets out of anything and everything: latex, wood, found objects, socks, old umbrellas and the odd lampshade. The puppets range in size from handheld rod puppets to full body costumes. Polly Dunbar is a well known children’s author and illustrator best know for her books Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series. Long Nose is unique in that Polly has a completely hands on roll in devising the shows and making the puppets, therefore the final productions are as close to the books as is possible. Polly is the daughter of Joyce Dunbar who wrote Shoe Baby and Pat A Cake Baby. Their music is composed by Tom Gray of the band Gomez. Tom also co-composed the music for the Cbeebies series based on Polly’s books Tilly and Friends. Ant Morton, actor and puppeteer is part of the creative team, he helps devise the shows and breathes life in to the puppets through skilled movement and humour. Ant takes the puppets out on the road along with our team of talented puppeteers.
See Long Nose Puppet Theatre tour dates
- St Mary The Virgin
- The Churchyard
- TN23 1QG