Welcome to The Pop-Up Palladium.
I’m your regular host Ddraig.
At the Pop-Up Palladium we’re proud to bring you a diversity of performances from your favourite artform: comedy, spoken work, marionettes, humanettes supported by animations from the Cardiff Animation festival and a prize draw where you can win unique prizes!
Each show also includes a behind the scenes talk by industry experts – experienced Directors, Puppeteers, Puppet akers, Theatre Makers, and everything in between. Allowing you to get a look at what goes into working professionally with puppetry in Theatre, Film, and TV.
The Pop-up palladium is intended for everyone with a fertile imagination, families with older children and puppet enthusiasts. This is an immersive theatre, our audience are able to interact with some of our best loved puppet characters, past and present.
Our full programme of events will bring you regular shows from artists based in the UK and around the world.
The Pop-Up Palladium was conceived to showcase and support Puppeteers and Puppets across the spectrum of this rich and varied art form by giving them a platform to let them do what they do best - perform for you!
During this initial run, money raised will be split amongst the acts with a portion being donated to important charities. So as well as a good night in, you are also helping both artists and charities!
The Pop-Up Palladium is proudly sponsored by The Curious School Of Puppetry and Talk To The Hand Puppets and is supported by the Welsh Arts Council.
Emily Morus-Jones is a Welsh Puppeteer and Puppet maker for film, TV, theatre and live events.
She trained as a TV puppeteer with the Sesame Workshop on the Sesame Workshop and BBC production The Furchester Hotel. She has also completed training at The Curious School Of Puppetry.
She has performed with puppets for high profile clients in the music industry that include Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, The Brit Awards, Rag'nBone Man and Jam Baxter.
Emily has worked on shows for CBBC and ITV. She has also performed on short films and commercials including The Dogs' Trust Christmas campaign of 2019 which was voted the best christmas campaign of the year by The Drum.
Additionally she has built puppets for The Handspring Puppet Company, KneeHigh Theatre, Nick Barnes Puppets, John Lewis and the band Iron Maiden.
My hope is that this night will go some way to keeping struggling performers afloat, give them a bit of hope for the future, and help audiences to discover what a wonderful and broad church the world of puppetry really is.Emily Morus-Jones