Who We Are

Andy and Jimmy met in 2010 when Jimmy did a puppet workshop for a Youth Theatre Andy was running. They cemented their relationship over 3 years working together as Associates on War Horse in London. Since then they've been developing work of all sorts of scales together. When they’re making a show Andy directs and Jimmy designs and directs the puppets. They enjoy collaborating with designers, composers and a whole range of artists through their unique process . They are also always keen to work with new people, and frequently train actors and puppeteers through their projects. 

Andy Brunskill

Andy has written, devised and directed new plays, old plays, dance, puppetry, installation, site specific and youth theatre for companies including National Theatre, Young Vic, Orange Tree Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, DanceXchange, Jersey Arts Trust, Southwark Playhouse. He has a first class degree in Drama and Physical Theatre. He was a trainee director at the Orange Tree Theatre, a Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic, Staff Director at the National Theatre and Associate Director of War Horse in London.

Jimmy Grimes

Jimmy designs, makes and directs puppets. He spent a number of years working as an actor and designer, before turning to directing, but it was his early fascination with animation that kick started his journey towards becoming a puppetry specialist. He studied directing at Lamda and was a trainee director at the Orange Tree Theatre. In 2012 he was the recipient of the inaugural 'Les Enfants Terribles' Award before spending 3 years working on The National Theatre's production of War Horse, where he was Associate Puppetry Director. He can be mostly found drawing or drilling in the workshop.