Welcome to Tallulah Swirls!
Delightful, bright and original theatre, based in Bristol.
Puppet making and storytelling workshops.
"We've fallen in love with Tallulah Swirls" Just So Festival 2011
Yippeeee! New show "When Eggy Met Peggy" is on the road...go to Shows to find out more...
Amy Lloyd-Jones, Director
of Tallulah Swirls, discovered long ago that performance and
puppetry provided a platform for satisfying all her talents as visual artist,
maker and comedic storyteller.
She has performed in theatres and schools, libraries, festivals and many other venues inside and outside, covering the West Country and beyond.
She makes all her own colourful and sparkly puppets and props and inspired by her two young sons, writes all her own stories and scripts.
There is always a slightly twisted humor to Amy’s work, a big dollop of mischief and a refusal to talk down to children. She always intrigues, and she always keeps you on your toes.
Amy continues to tour the well established and fabulous casts of old Hollywood Wild West caper "Susie Sparkle" and the eco-sci-fi inspired "Mavis And The Green Giant From Outer Space", (see Shows)...and see photos of their adventures at Camp Bestival in the company of the brillant House Of Fairy Tales gang.
Amy has created several new Shadow Puppet Performances (see Shows). They can be accompanied by marvellous puppet making and storytelling workshops.
Amy has also been working in Weston Super Mare, with primary school kids, making raucous rod puppets for a parade by the sea.
“Amy’s disarming charm and oddball humour totally captivated
the inner child of every adult in the packed theatre”
Chris Pirie, Director of Green Ginger & Bristol Festival Of Puppetry 2011
“After giggling throughout a performance I was determined to book the brilliant When Eggy Met Peggy for the Electric Palace” Gabrielle Rabbitts, Electric Palace Theatre, Bridport, Dorset
"I love Mavis...she's a superhero"
Tom, age 4
"...a rollicking good show...Expertly puppeteered...endearing and delightful..."
Adam Horovitz, Glastonbury Festival (see Reviews for full version of this and all the below)
"Tallulah Swirls is fantastic...I'm a real fan!"
Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall, River Cottage Festival, Dorset
"We all loved the shows...laughed so much and have been visually inspired. I never thought
that both adults and children could get equal enjoyment out of a puppet theatre."
Rachel Griffin, illustrator/parent, Childrens World Festival, Bristol
"There is no way our 'Nursery and Reception story evening' would have been half as fun without you. The children had a blast...staff all agreed that your show was of the highest quality"
Karl Hemmings, Beacon Rise Primary School, Bristol
"A sparkling performance in every way - superb visually, great sound effects and the range of characters and voices was breathtaking, especially for a one woman show!"
Kathleen Smith, Topping & Company Booksellers Of Bath, 'Events Organizer Of The Year'
"Tallulah Swirls brought a playful and handmade energy to the puppet
theatre for our area at Camp Bestival... The
shows delivered powerful messages through fun and laughter. Amy and her
team were a delight to work with and would be invited back whenever
Deborah Curtis, Director, House Of Fairy Tales: Child-centered, artist led project set up by artists Deborah Curtis & Gavin Turk
The shows are easily transportable and require electricity for a sound system and things that glitter and glow!
Cover must be provided if outside and there is risk of bad weather.
Make CONTACT for prices and availability.
Amy would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all her family and friends who have been such a HUGE and inspirational support to Tallulah Swirls, especially Justin, Theo, Arthur, Jane, Louisa, Dave, Rosie, Flora, Marylin, Frea and the amazing Annie Scotland!
Talluah Swirls is a fan of Bristol's Puppet Place.