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.

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Ella Mackay

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

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

New Film Version

We’re very grateful to have received funding from Creative Scotland to create the 🌟brand new film version🌟of our show Hopeful Monsters! We spent a great we ...

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Devon and New Ideas

At the start of the new year, we made our way down from Glasgow and London to be together in Devon for a brief catchup in our new rural base where we’l ...

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Romania, FITPTI

We performed in Iasi Romania in their Theatre Festival for Young Audiences. Our new performer Stacey Mitchell came along with us and puppeteered in the show ...

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