Thingumajig Theatre is a visual theatre company based in West Yorkshire, England which specialises in creating and performing innovative puppet plays and interactive giant puppets.
Thingumajig’s co-directors Kathy and Andrew Kim met while working as mask performers on the Horse and Bamboo show ‘Company of Angels’ in 2002. After several years commuting across the Atlantic to visit each other, they married and settled in West Yorkshire in 2006. Shortly after, Thingumajig Theatre was born. With the desire to explore their own style and, backed by many years’ experience with other companies, they stepped out into the world under their own banner.
Since then, the company has steadily grown its two main branches; theatre shows and giant puppets. Kathy and Andrew regularly give their brains and hearts a thorough workout, adding to the collection of both. Mainly working as just the two of them, shows and giants can wait in repertoire till they get the call, with the cast on hand to respond to bookings at short notice.
As well as the United Kingdom, Thingumajig puppets have performed in Ireland, Denmark, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, USA, Korea, China and United Arab Emirates.
Eilidh Bryan is a Puppet Maker, Puppeteer and Theatre Designer specialising in outdoor events and parades. Over the last 15 years, she has worked for a variety of UK Companies, creating work which had toured both nationally and internationally.
Eilidh is a core artist with Liverpool’s Lantern Company and has created many large scale puppets, lanterns and processional images for the company during the last 15 years. She has also worked with them as a puppeteer, puppetry director, student mentor and workshop leader at a large number and variety of events around the UK.
As well as running artists workshops in the UK, Eilidh has also delivered workshops for the company internationally. Among others the llarge scale Lantern Parade , as part of the opening celebrations for Aarhus as it kicked off its year as European Capital of Culture on Saturday 21st January 2017.
Eilidh is a founding member of Headstrung Puppet Company, where she works as puppet maker, puppeteer and director since 2012.