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.

London National Theatre

08 November 2018 - 05 January 2019

Glasgow SEC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019

Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre

27 March 2019 - 06 April 2019

Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

10 April 2019 - 27 April 2019

Hong Kong Lyric Theatre

10 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Auckland Civic Theatre

21 June 2019 - 07 July 2019

Liverpool Empire

31 July 2019 - 17 August 2019

Oxford New Theatre

22 August 2019 - 07 September 2019

Leicester Curve

18 September 2019 - 12 October 2019