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Finger and Thumb Theatre is in the process of rebranding, focusing more clearly on Drew's work and his collaboration with a growing collective of musicians and storytellers. Check out Drew's new website here.

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Read all about the creation of the Carnival of the Animals and Drew's trip to the international festival in Israel here.

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Here is one of the performances Drew gave in Holon in Israel with Shefita!

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Finger and Thumb Theatre has exciting plans for the second year of its commission with Junction in Goole, Yorkshire - "The Carnival of the Animals"! The aim of the commission is to develop a new family theatre piece to receive its world premier at Junction in September 2016.

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Here are links to two newspaper articles about Finger and Thumb's performances in India - Decaan Herald 5th February 2015Times of India 7th February 2015

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In May 2014 Drew created a short hand shadow sequence for the BBC sitcom "Not going out". The episode aired on BBC1 in October 2014.                      

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The first quarter of 2014 included 45 performances, 14 workshops and 2 days of filming. The company opened two international theatre / puppet festivals (in Chile and India) and gave performances of Small Fables, Circus Bear, Shadow Tails and The Highwayman in venues and schools around the UK. Below is a composite video of all of the companies / performances involved in Fitich9 in Chile.

In the last week of February Drew gave five performances in the three Indian cities of Delhi, Gurgaon and Chandigarh to a total audience of over 2500 people! The performances were part of the 12th Ishara International Puppet Festival - here is an article from Time out Delhi with a write up about the show and the festival. Ishara appropriately means "gesture".

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Here is the advert for Nintendo SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD for which Drew designed and performed hand shadow characters. Video here.

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You can see the Finger and Thumb lion running in this video by Gary Friedman productions. The video includes clips from many of the shows on at SUSPENSE 2013 in London. The lion (and the rest of the menagerie) appeared on the last night of the festival at the Puppet Grinder Cabaret to a riotous response. The video is here; the lion appears around 40 seconds in.

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In 2012 Drew created hand shadows in an advert for Lodotra. The advert was awarded the 2012 Bronze Clio Award for a pharmaceutical video. Detailed backstage footage of the shoot and interviews can be seen here.

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Here is a copy of the article about Drew in the Express and Star, August 2013.

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Here is the article about Drew's hand shadow workshop at the Puppet Centre Trust in London in January 2013 - Drew's Puppet Centre Workshop

Puppet Place Interview August 2016

Time Out, Delhi Article February 2014

Fitich 9

Express and Star Article August 2013

Tour Dates

Circus Bear