An iron man, giant birds, a diabolical Mr Punch and Maid Marionette came together to unveil the jam-packed programme for Nottingham’s inaugural Puppet Festival, a celebration the artistry of puppets and puppetry, and the communities that inspire the stories they tell.

Video: The official countdown begins to the four-day event taking place Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 March 2018 at venues across Nottingham.

Nottingham Puppet Festival has come about through a partnership between Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, City Arts and Nottingham Trent University and made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England and additional support from Nottingham City Council, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and Midlands3Cities.