Ian And Friends – Puppets

Ian And Friends – Puppets

two hands…. dozens of friends

Ian has been a professional puppeteer for over 40 years. During that time he has been doing shows in theatres, on films and television.

His work has appeared on:

TV programmes:

  • The Morecambe and Wise TV specials
  • Orm and Cheep
  • The Dave Allen Show
  • and in many Spitting Image specials and adverts.

He also worked with The Muppets on Fraggle Rock and on several television specials.

Film work includes:

  • Labyrinth
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
  • The Muppet Xmas Carol
  • The Muppet Treasure Island
  • Muppets Most Wanted (Released Spring 2014)

Ian and Friends Cabaret

The cabaret combines his 40 years+ experience to bring you a show that has been performed hundreds of times for both English and non-english speaking audiences. The show is highly visual, featuring large hand and string puppets set to music. It contains items that will endear even the toughest of men, through to the sexy, without ever becoming rude or vulgar.

The show can run from 12 minutes up to 22 minutes.

Some memorable performances include:

London at the Eve Club, Duke Of Yorks Theatre, Hackney Empire and Brick Lane Music Hall. He has worked on sixteen cruise ships, including the Cunard Princess (twice) and Vistafiord (twice), The Hapag -Lloyd ship MS. Europa, The Song Of Norway, M.V. La Palma, Mts. Daphne, Nippon Maru.

The act has also been seen at Butlins and HIilton Hotels, The Pennsylvania Hotel New York, and the Dorchester London. A run of 260 shows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Europes largest amusement park, at The Barbican for The Magic Circle (twice), The Covent Garden Magic Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, and The Royal College Of Music, The Players Theatre, London, a Christmas/New Year season at Michael’s Club, Albufeira, Portugal, and Eight Hotel/Theatre seasons in Lisbon, Portugal.

Work in South East Asia includes British Embassy, Bangkok and the Bangkok Playhouse, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 3 months in Shanghai doing cabaret in a French cabaret restaurant, and Singapore Zoo.

Ian is also available with puppet for walk around, mix and mingle, and lectures around the world.

Ian and Friends Puppets are perfect for stage, events and promotions, adult/family cabaret, galas, dinners, and company parties.