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OutdoorArtsUK members are individuals and organisations who actively support and participate in the development of Outdoor Arts in their professional work; one way or another we all care about presenting high-quality work that creates a dynamic relationship with a very large and steadily growing audience.

Puppets With Guts

Puppets with GUTS is a high-quality big puppet company based in West London. Our work focuses on developing physical theatrical forms, with a strong interest in objects, puppetry and morphology. Our mission is to inspire people, have fun, and explore new ways audiences can experience big interactive puppetry.

With over 15 years working internationally with some of the world’s best creative talent, Puppets with GUTS is now expert in the innovative design, delivery and animation of puppets.
We make brilliant shows and radical puppets that bring to life all kinds of bizarre and grotesque characters from people to animals, and everything in between. We animate and inhabit big spaces with our work, exciting and engaging a wide range of audiences.
Our shows are ideal for a range of settings – mostly those that allow our puppets to come to life in big environments – whether that be at an outdoor festival, urban centres, local authority city events, seaside resorts, etc.
We also consult and collaborate on specially commissioned work, including projects in both live and recorded media, and work hard to reach beyond the expectations of our audiences across a variety of platforms.

PWG was founded by Artistic Director Ivan Thorley in 2013, because he wanted to use puppets to bring life to epic and exciting performances, unusual materials and bodies.
The company is made up of a talented and experienced pool of devisors, performers and designers, each of whom bring specialist knowledge and skills to the team.