Three puppeteers with the giant red lips models, standing on grass behind a person on a bench, who has turned to watch them.

Elaine Hartley

Elaine is an actor, puppeteer, singer and theatre practitioner. She trained in acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has since toured in theatre productions across the UK and internationally. Elaine is a founding member of Flabbergast Theatre, and also runs her own company Wild Story Theatre. Elaine is an experienced workshop leader, deviser, puppetry consultant and director. Elaine also writes music and has written soundtracks for several short films and theatre productions.

Puppetry credits include: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (Little Angel Theatre, UK Tour); The Singing Mermaid (Little Angel Theatre, UK Tour); Bing Live (UK No. 1 Tour); In The Night Garden (UK Tour); Troll (Iceland & UK Tour, Southbank Centre); Duvet Day(Polka Theatre); Octonauts Live (No. 1 UK Tour); Boris & Sergey (Soho Theatre, London Wonderground, UK Tour and International)

Theatre credits include: Once Upon a Snowflake (Pegasus Theatre); Mog Bridges (Malvern Theatres); Anthony and Cleopatra (Minack Theatre); Elysian Fields (Malvern Theatres); Radiodram (Malvern Theatres); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caterham Festival); Table Manners (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC Open Stages); Three Feet (Malvern Theatres); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Space).