Lively interactive children's puppet shows.
Great for festivals, libraries, schools, preschools, communitycentres..
Seóanna as Gaeilge freisin.
Whether it is a walk in workshop for a public event or a more focused workshop with a small group we aim to develop a good skill base, share the art of puppetry and have fun!
Once upon a time there was a very little knight who fell in love with a princess with beautiful chestnut hair..... Storytelling with Maggie our favourite Little Gem Puppet.
At Little Gem Puppets we are family friendly and have a lot of experience in working with children. We want to share the art of puppetry and invite others to enjoy it too.
We explore the world of puppetry through our shows and puppetry workshops.We also create custom puppets and videos for corporate branding.
Our shows are performed from a portable booth so we can perform anywhere. We encourage interaction from the audience and we hope to spark a light in their imagination. Our puppets are lively, colourful and love to meet new people.
Our workshops are aimed at developing a good skills base whilst having fun and passing on a love of puppetry. We can focus on puppet making or work with a group to create a full scale puppet show.
We have produced award winning children's puppet films. You never know we could even be as big as The Muppets someday!
In the past we have made puppets for Disney, Universal Studios and Pokemon to name a few. Our current clients include libraries, museums, arts centres, heritage events, street festivals, arts festivals, schools, organizations who work as Gaeilge (through Irish), early years training faculties and companies who wish to use puppets as part of their marketing strategy. Click here to contact us
A shadow poem film written and directed by Jessamine O'Connor, shadow puppetry by Little Gem Puppets. "The Stranger" explores the complexities of how migration and immigration affects individuals. Commissioned by Strokestown Poetry Festival.
Look! Maggie found somebody to tell her story to! She was so busy talking to him she forgot there was a whole audience listening to her!
Just as well she remembered because they had a lot to tell her.
We won an award! Our creative schools project in Breaffy National School in partnership with teachers Carmel Ryan and Sheila O'Shea was awarded a documentary film, here it is
What a great project it was. Animal puppets, singing, storytelling. Full of color energy and life!
Shadow Show in Philadelphia
Little Gem Puppets teamed up with Artist Tom Meskell to work with the Camphill School for children with special needs for a whole month! Short documentary here https://www.facebook.com/thecamphilllschool/videos/666806260461591/
Pictured above "An fatach mór" from The Giants Causeway
Photo Credit Michael Oliveira
Upcoming Events 2019
Venue : Briarhill Shopping Center
Date : Sunday 1st Dec
Time : TBC
Venue : Jetland Shopping Center
Date : Sunday 8th Dec
Time : late afternoon
Venue : Peacocks Hotel,Maam Cross, Galway
Date : Sunday 22nd Dec
Time : 2pm