About Flabbergast


Formed in 2010 Flabbergast was set up to make uncompromising and exciting physical theatre in a belief that all theatre should be engaging and sweaty. We are particularly interested in puppetry and physical comedy and its application in both devised theatre and work on existing texts, our leaning is currently towards Bunraku Puppetry and clown and exploring these for adult audiences, we are keen to continue working on breaking the preconception prevalent in the UK that puppetry is a children's medium.

In devising we consider that our creative's are our greatest resource and as such endeavor to create theatre through an extensive and collaborative research and development process using performers from many disciplines including acting, dance, clowning, circus arts and puppetry, we hope to bring an innovative and unpretentious approach to the work.


Our Creatives


Henry Maynard
Artistic Director

Dylan Tate
Creative Director
Company Manager

Elaine Hartley
Assistant Director

Richard Booth
Founding Member & Associate

Louisa Ashton
Founding Member & Associate


Associate Artists/Puppeteers


Kim Scopes

Emily Essery

Bonny Lee Davis

Douglas Rutter

Jess Warshaw

Catriona Giles

Mikey Brett

Chris Dobson

Louise Wilcox