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Finn Caldwell


At the National: The Ocean at the End of the LaneAngels in America (as puppetry director, movement and puppet co-designer), The Elephantom (co-director), The Light Princess (puppetry and movement), War Horse (puppetry and movement)

At the National as a performer: Saint JoanWar HorseOr You Could Kiss Me and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

In London’s West End: Shrek – The Musical (as director of puppetry and movement), Life of Pi (also for Sheffield Crucible), The Grinning Man (also at Bristol Old Vic)

Work as puppetry director/puppet co-designer includes: The Wicker Husband at the Watermill; Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the Old Vic; and Running Wild at Chichester and Regent’s Park.

Work for Gyre & Gimble includes, as co-director/puppetry designer: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining at Shakespeare’s Globe; The Hartlepool Monkey for Fuel.

As director of puppetry and movement work includes: The Bear for Pins & Needles; The Tempest for Birmingham Royal Ballet; Alice’s Adventures Underground and Adventures in Wonderland for Les Enfants Terrible; Ariodante at Festival Aix; and Dream Space at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Finn Caldwell was director on Ex Machina for NIDA; David Walliams’ First Hippo on the Moon for Les Petits Theatre Company; and Lardo at the Old Red Lion.


Life of Pi – Olivier Award, Best Set Design, shared with Tim Hatley and Nick Barnes