Craig Leo

Associate Puppetry Director

Craig Leo is a puppeteer, performing artist, production designer and co-founder of acrobatic theatre
company Myth. He was apprenticed to designer, puppeteer and circus performer Keith Anderson and
trained with Zip Zap Circus. He has worked and toured as a puppeteer with Handspring Puppet Company on Tall Horse, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse, House of the Dancing Water, Or You Could Kiss Me and War Horse, for which he co-created the role of lead horse and was associate puppetry director in the West End and the Netherlands. Designs include costumes for Bolero, Romeo and Juliet, Afro-Dizzia, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; production design for Medea, Bolero, Rain in a Dead Man’s Footprints, Cargo, Partly God, Lovaffair, London Road, Wombtide, Benchmarks, The Flying Dutchman, ’Nite Mother, The Heart of Redness, The Flower of Shembe, Voices Made Night, Waiting for the Barbarians and Heart of Redness. In 2013, he co-founded New Moon Collective, exploring large-scale imagery and site-specific outdoor spectacle as a medium. He recently collaborated with Janni Younge Productions on a dance and puppetry reimagining of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, which toured South Africa and the USA, and directed the puppetry for Handspring’s Olifantland in South Africa.

Oxford New Theatre

13 December 2017 - 06 January 2018

Brighton Centre

25 January 2018 - 10 February 2018

Bradford Alhambra Theatre

14 February 2018 - 10 March 2018

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

14 March 2018 - 07 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

18 April 2018 - 12 May 2018

Southampton Mayflower Theatre

16 May 2018 - 09 June 2018

Salford The Lowry

13 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

Wales Millennium Centre

04 July 2018 - 28 July 2018

Woking New Victoria Theatre

01 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

Plymouth Theatre Royal

29 August 2018 - 15 September 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre

19 September 2018 - 06 October 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome

10 October 2018 - 03 November 2018

Glasgow SECC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019
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Craig Leo is a puppeteer, performing artist, production designer and co-founder of acrobatic theatre
company Myth. He was apprenticed to designer, puppeteer and circus performer Keith Anderson and
trained with Zip Zap Circus. He has worked and toured as a puppeteer with Handspring Puppet Company on Tall Horse, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse, House of the Dancing Water, Or You Could Kiss Me and War Horse, for which he co-created the role of lead horse and was associate puppetry director in the West End and the Netherlands. Designs include costumes for Bolero, Romeo and Juliet, Afro-Dizzia, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; production design for Medea, Bolero, Rain in a Dead Man’s Footprints, Cargo, Partly God, Lovaffair, London Road, Wombtide, Benchmarks, The Flying Dutchman, ’Nite Mother, The Heart of Redness, The Flower of Shembe, Voices Made Night, Waiting for the Barbarians and Heart of Redness. In 2013, he co-founded New Moon Collective, exploring large-scale imagery and site-specific outdoor spectacle as a medium. He recently collaborated with Janni Younge Productions on a dance and puppetry reimagining of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, which toured South Africa and the USA, and directed the puppetry for Handspring’s Olifantland in South Africa.