The Keeper’s Nests are two large, mysterious walkabout puppets based on the age-old magpie rhyme - one for sorrow, two for joy…. (reaching seven for a secret, never to be told). Peering down from their ramshackle, rickety nests, the magpies stalk fields, and streets, in search of your darkest secrets. Magically costumed Secret Collectors, carrying special paper and feathered pens, invite audiences of all ages to share their secrets and post into the special post boxes carried by the birds. The magpies then promise to keep the secrets safe until the end of time. These beautiful puppets are illuminated for after dark walks and will bring a spellbinding fairytale magic to any event.


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The Keeper’s Nests

by Judith Hope Puppet Maker

Performance Styles

  • Illuminated
  • Walkabouts
  • Puppetry