manipulate festival kwaidan


Every year, Norwich Puppet Theatre and Puppet Animation Scotland’s Manipulate Festival comes to Norwich. The festival began in 2011, and is now an innovative international festival of visual theatre and film. The programme in Norwich includes a vibrant mix of puppetry and animation.

2016’s festival boasted a programme full of life and variety. Kwaidan (pictured here) by Rouge28 Theatre was just one of the performances to take the stage. Rogue28 were supported by Norwich Puppet Theatre in 2014-15 to develop the show via their Platform programme. Cinematic and atmospheric, Kwaidan is inspired by Japanese ghost stories and horror movies combining life-sized puppets, acting and video projections.

For more information on Manipulate, visit Norwich Puppet Theatre.

The festival runs in January/February every year – why not make a trip of it? Use Visit Norwich as your guide.