Hopeful Monster Theatre

Hopeful Monster is a brand new collaboration between three puppeteers from three different cities, brought together by a shared desire to create unusual and surprising puppet shows.

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Our Company

Hopeful Monster is a brand new collaboration between three puppeteers from three different cities, brought together by a shared desire to create unusual and surprising puppet shows.

Meet the puppeteers:

Hopeful Monster

A ‘hopeful monster’ is what you get when a sudden genetic mutation creates a radically new organism. Such individuals are most likely plain monstrous and doomed to extinction. But every so often a hopeful monster is born; a mutant with an evolutionary future ready to take on the world.

Hopeful Monster

A hopeful monster is what you get when a sudden genetic mutation creates a radically new organism. Such individuals are most likely plain monstrous and doomed to extinction. But every so often a hopeful monster is born; a mutant with an evolutionary future and the potential to take its species in an unexpected new direction.

The Company

Hopeful Monster is a new collaboration between Ella, Eti & Bori – three curious puppeteers from different cities brought together by our shared desire to create surprising puppet shows that are weird and wonderful.

Ella Mackay

Puppeteer, maker, and lover of hands based in Glasgow, preoccupied with emotive movement.

Eti Meacock

London-based artist, puppeteer and idealist, dedicated to doing the unnecessary with love.

Bori Mezö

Puppeteer and English Literature graduate from Budapest, with a strong belief in the power of visual storytelling.

Sadly, we don’t have a theatre building…
But we really like to be invited to festivals and puppet theatres to show our unique production!!!

Current Show

Hopeful Monsters

Hopeful Monsters is a piece of visual theatre with an original soundtrack by Michael Hyland. Human hands move, morph and combine in unusual ways, creating unexpected creatures. A story of survival and struggle, of connection and transformation. The journey of evolution told entirely with hands.
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Latest News

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Materia Magica, Lithuania

We visited Lithuania for Materia Magica Puppet Theatre Festival. We performed and saw some interesting shows: our highlights were Giraffe by Hop Signor and B ...

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Summer Run at The Space

Hopeful Monsters is part of the Summer Season at The Space in London! We have a weeks run from 18th – 22nd June in the theatre located on the Isle of D ...

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Name Change Announcement

Hear ye, hear ye! We are changing the title of our show! ‘Transmographiles’ has served us well and we will always remember it even when no one el ...

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Moving Parts 2019

We spent a week in Newcastle for Moving Parts Puppetry Festival in the cosy Alphabetti theatre. There was a lot to do and a great vibe in the festival hub wi ...

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