Oddly Team Biographies

Director Joy Haynes

Joy has been director of Norwich Pupet Theatre since 2011 and a founding member of the acclaimed touring company Banyan Theatre. Joy has designed, created and performed puppet theatre for over 18 years specialising in shows for families and first time theatre goers.


Designer, maker and performer Gretchen Maynard-Hahn

Gretchen is a skilled puppet builder, toymaker, artist and performer. She studied marionette carving and manipulation in Prague and has since worked across the UK including on the Norwich Puppet Theatre’s 2014 production of Beauty and the Beast.


Composer Shane Connolly

Shane is a puppet-maker, performer, musician and percussionist. In 2002 Shane fonded the Sokobauno Puppet and Object Theatre who produce innovative shows and collaborative music projects. 


Author of the children’s book, Joyce Dunbar

Joyce has published more than 80 books. Translated into 20 languages, she is best known for her lively and quirky picture books stories, with their wide emotional range. She has, as Philippa Pearce once said in a review, ‘a passionate authenticity of imagination.’ Children are never afraid to ask the big questions and many of her stories including ‘Oddly’ tune in to this.

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