MANIPULATE Festival 2021
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MANIPULATE Festival 2021

Presented by: Puppet Animation Scotland

Fri 29th Jan 2021

Price: £15.00 - £20.00

Running time: 2 weeks

Ages: 16+

Fri 29 Jan  ‐ Sun 7 Feb 2021

Delve into a captivating world of beauty, the surreal and the unexpected...

Each spring, Norwich Puppet Theatre partners with Puppet Animation Scotland to host MANIPULATE Festival - an annual celebration of innovative international visual theatre and animated film. As with most events in recent months, MANIPULATE is going to look a little different this year. We won't be hosting our usual live adult shows and workshops, but Puppet Animation Scotland are hosting a fantastic digital programme of events. Visit their website to see the full programme, and read below for a few highlights.

A Digital Festival Pass gives audiences access to all the events scheduled as part of the Digital Festival, including digital theatre productions, works-in-progress, animated films and panel discussions (workshops sold separately). A pass costs just £20/ £15 concession.

Two hands hold a cardboard box against a black backdrop

Fri 29 Jan, 7.30pm


Ariel Doron

A funny, sensitive and scary fantasy about a lonely man trying to get in touch with himself and the world. A fascinating short story using only a shoebox.

A feminine leg wear green tights sticks up out of a victorian bath

Mon 1 Feb, 7.50pm


Snap - Elastic

From "strikingly bold" theatre collective Snap – Elastic, EAT ME is a luscious, incendiary theatre show about unconventional love, chaos, control and the shifting complexities of power.

A collage of images. Old television sets in the sky, the silhouette of a woman holding a plant pot. Green hills in the distance made of broccoli and peas. Sun set.

Fri 5 Feb, 7.30pm


Manual Cinema

Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70’s R&B-inspired art pop songs, THE END OF TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise.

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The hands holding teapots which are pouring tea into a smashed cup.

Wed 27 - Fri 29 Jan


Workshop with Rene Baker


Wed 3 - Fri 5 Feb


Workshop with Ariel Doron


Puppet Animation Scotland is a leading international focus for the advancement of the art forms of puppetry and animation.



  • Adult: £20
  • Concession: £15

Dates & Times:

Friday 29th January 2021 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets

You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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