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Over the past 15 years, we have represented Ireland in numerous festivals throughout the world and have achieved global recognition. In addition to performing in festivals all over Ireland including the Galway Arts Festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, we have performed in international theatre festivals across Europe and Asia, including the Ishara Puppet Festival in India, Out-of-the-Box Festival in Singapore and the International Puppet Carnival in Thailand. 

In 2016, Tommy Baker won the award for Best Actor at the World Puppet Carnival in Lodz, Poland, with his show The Musical Menagerie.

Tommy Baker is a puppet theatre director, puppet builder and performer since 1994. He has travelled extensively throughout the world, worked with and learned from Masters of the Art such as Michael Meschke and Thomas Lundkvist (Sweden), Nishikawa Koryu (Japan National Bunraku Theatre), Neville Tranter (Stuffed Puppet Theatre, The Netherlands) and Dadi Pudumjee (Ishara Puppet Trust, India). Through his studies of diverse traditions like marionette and rod puppetry, Bunraku puppetry and mask theatre, Tommy has developed his own signature style. As inspiring as it is entertaining, his work is known to reduce people to helpless giggles in venues and festivals all over Ireland and the world. Tommy’s innovations have been instrumental in the development of a uniquely Irish tradition of puppet theatre – one that can hold its own with the finest companies on the international stage.

 

 

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