Yvonne studied Puppetry at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London having previously attended the Byam Shaw School of Art. She is now an independent puppet designer, director, maker and performer for theatre, television and film.

Yvonne’s Theatre credits include ‘Oi Frog’ for Kenny Wax family entertainment; Terry Pratchett’s ‘Nation’, ‘Warhorse’ and ‘His Dark Materials’ for the National Theatre; ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, ‘The Snow Dragon’ and ‘Emily Brown’ for Tall Stories Theatre Company; ‘Rubbish’ and ‘Mojo’ for Theatre Rites; ‘The Lion King’; ‘In the Night Garden – Live show’; ‘Alice’ for Metta Theatre; ‘Macbeth’ the Opera for Malmo Opera, Sweden; ‘The Crane Maiden’ Japanese production for Will Tuckett; and ‘Alice in Winterland’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘The Snow Queen’ for the Rose Theatre Kingston. She also designed and built all the puppet elements for the National Theatre’s Jubilee Tribute. 

Her credits for television include Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’; the CBeebies production ‘Space Pirates’, for which Yvonne created all the puppet elements; Yvonne played the part of DibDab in the BAFTA nominated ‘DoodleDo’; ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’ for CBeebies; ‘Mongrels’ for BBC3; and Matt Lucas’ ‘Pompidou’.

Yvonne has also held puppetry workshops at various locations including the National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

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