Upcoming performances

Sunday 29/09/24 – h
Place des Marionnettes. Centre de la Marionnette. Tournai, Belgium


Mechanical puppet theater

Length: 6 h


The bar machines have come out on the street and have met the puppets!
Mechanical puppet theater offers you the opportunity to manipulate puppets while trying to win the game to your opponent.
Different routines will test your skills.

Mechanical puppet theater consists of various glove puppet theaters that can be manipulated by the public through levers and buttons as in the old Bar machines.

Mechanical puppet theater works in games. A pair of players can use levers to knock each other down and the public can enjoy the game as if they were watching a puppet show.

The aesthetics of the theaters are in the style of the English Punch & Judy theatres (with a different color scheme for each one), and the combination of wood and iron gives the machines a retro style.

Each glove theater represents a different routine inspired by the traditional puppet theater.

Artistic details

Idea, creation and production – Xesco Quadras