Cast and Creatives

Puppeteer Louisa Ashton

This is Louisa's debut RSC season

Theatre includes: I AM BEAST (UK Tour); We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Little Angel Theatre); The Ommegang! (The V&A); Boris and Sergey (Arcola/Soho Theatre); Killing Roger (UK Tour); Jack and the Flum Flum Tree (Royal and Derngate); The Magician's Daughter (Little Angel Theatre); Terror (Soho Theatre); Dream Time (Rich Mix); Meadow Lands (UK Tour); The Girl With No Heart (UK Tour); The Clock Master (The V&A Museum of Childhood)

Puppetry direction: The Marked (Theatre Témoin); Alice in Wonderland (Fourth Monkey); Killing Roger (Sparkle and Dark)

Television: Jules Verne and the Moon Landings (BBC Horizon)

Film: Final Hours (short)


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Narrator Suzanne Burden

Trained at: RADA

Previous RSC roles include: The Comedy of Errors, Solstice, The Winter’s Tale, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Salomé

Theatre includes: Shakespeare In Love (Noel Coward Theatre); Tis Pity She's A Whore (Cheek by Jowl); Judgement Day (Almeida Theatre); Ghosts (Arcola Theatre); The Chalk Garden (Donmar Warehouse); Twelfth Night (Chichester Theatre); Macbeth(Chichester Theatre/West End); In Praise Of Love (Chichester Theatre); Postcards From America (Chichester Theatre); Three Women And A Piano Tuner (Chichester Theatre); King Lear (Almeida Theatre); Battle Royal (National Theatre); By Many Wounds (National Theatre); The Recruiting Officer (National Theatre); Heartbreak House (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum); As You Like It (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Possibilities (Almeida Theatre); The White Chameleon (National Theatre); Hedda Gabler (National Theatre); The Voysey Inheritance (National Theatre); The Shaughraun (National Theatre); Piano (National Theatre)

Television includes: Fresh Meat; Midsomer Murders; Waking The Dead; Campion; Poirot; Fear, Stress And Anger; Life Begins; Absolute Power; Armadillo; Microsoap; The Vet; A Mind To Murder; Between The Lines; Soldier Soldier; You Me And It; Tis Pity She's A Whore; Secret Orchards;Troilus And Cressida; An Office Romance; Sharma And Beyond; Love In A Cold Climate; Bleak House; Hard Travelling; The Rivals

Film includes: Gertler, The Devotee, Very Like A Whale, Strapless

Radio includes: Charles Parriss, The Charles Mysteries, The Teahouse Detective, PRAVADA, The Letters and Diaries of Lady Mary Wortley

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Swing Puppeteer Ailsa Dalling

This is Ailsa's RSC debut season

Trained at: The Curious School of Puppetry

Theatre includes: Theatre Ballads (Horse & Bamboo, UK tour); The Elves and the Shoemaker (Silly Boys, UK tour); Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles, The Vaults); The Owl and the Pussycat (Kitchen Zoo, UK tour)

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Puppeteer Rachel Leonard

Previous RSC includes: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Venus & Adonis (2004/2007)

Theatre and puppetry includes: War Horse (National Theatre), A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Kneehigh), Rambles (Kneehigh), The Journey Home (Little Angel), Sleeping Beauty in the Wood (Little Angel), The Little Mermaid (Little Angel)

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Puppeteer Avye Leventis

This is Avye's debut RSC season.

Theatre includes: War Horse (National Theatre), Elephantom (National Theatre), Faeries (ROH), Brief Encounter (Kneehigh Theatre), A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Kneehigh and Little Angel), Something Very Far Away (Unicorn), The Adventures of Curious Ganz (Silent Tide)

Film includes: Gravity, Paddington, Pan, Jungle Book: Origins

Our production of Venus & Adonis premiered in 2004, with original cast members Nele De Craecker, Michael Baylis, Lynn Robertson Bruce, Sarah Wright, and Rachel Leonard. The puppets were originally designed and created by Lyndie Wright, Jan Zalud, John Roberts, Stefan Fichert, Simon Auton, and Jungmin Song.