We are now looking for a second puppeteer to join our team. We put this call out on Arts Jobs in order to start that process.

The Company:

Polymathematics is a creative organisation who produce highly original work with an emphasis on creating synergy between traditional techniques and cutting edge technology. Please see our website www.polymathematics.co.uk for more details.


The Project:

Polymathematics have been commissioned to create two life-sized robot-style puppets featuring interactive technology. The puppets will be performing throughout the summer at outdoor festivals in Kent and East Sussex including the Olympic Torch Relay.


The Role:

We are looking for a skilled puppeteer/physical performer for an initial run of seven dates and five rehearsal days.

The robot-style puppet is 6ft tall and operated by a single puppeteer in a similar style to Banraku.

The puppet will have articulated arms, legs and hands and so the puppeteer must have good physical expression, body movement and coordination.

The puppets feature audio visuals which allow the audience to interact via touch screens this will need to be worked into the performance.

There are two puppets each with their own character so the puppeteer must be keen to work in collboration with the lead designer to develop the characterisation, narrative and audience interaction.


Confirmed Dates:

16th & 17th June

7th July

14th July

17th – 19th July

29th July

It is essential that you can commit to all of these dates. Rehearsals will take place on 28th & 29th May and then during w/c11th June at our Nottingham base.

Auditions will take place in Nottingham on16th – 18th May.



The fee for this project is £1,500.