A Bird In The Hand Theatre

A Bird in the Hand Theatre is a puppet and mask theatre company based in West Yorkshire. They make beautiful, quirky shows, installations and walkabouts for outdoor and theatre audiences.

The company was formed by artist and director Alison Duddle and with performer Mark Whitaker. Alison is a freelance artist, formerly joint AD of Horse + Bamboo Theatre. As well as theatre, she likes making big thing for parades and carnivals.

Mark’s performance work spans theatre, street work and film, including recently spending time in a galaxy far, far away. 

Before starting A Bird in the Hand, Alison and Mark had previously worked together on many shows for Horse + Bamboo Theatre, and have recently been joined in the company by a stalwart, talented and rather nice team of ex- Horse + Bambooers including Frances Merriman, Jonny Quick, Chris Davies and Aya Nakamura.

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Puppetry
  • Music
  • Installations