Rachel Leonard joins TBAI as Puppetry Director for Would You Bet Against Us?

Rachel is passionate about the tool of puppetry to help lead storytelling in to realms of greater imaginative depth. She has been immersed in this endeavour for nearly 30 years, having taught for the Curious School of Puppetry in addition to puppetry direction and performance.

Puppetry Directing credits include: The Wizard Of Oz (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios); Babe The Sheep Pig (Mercury Theatre Colchester); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC).

Theatre Performance Credits include: The Walk (Good Chance Theatre and Handspring Puppet Co); The Tao Of Glass (with Phelim McDermott & Philip Glass for The Perth International Festival 2020); Il Returno D'Ulisse (Handspring Puppet Co and William Kentridge); Fup (Kneehigh); A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (Kneehigh); War Horse (The National Theatre); Venus and Adonis (The RSC); The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (Blind Summit); The Journey Home, Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Little Mermaid, The Fisherman and his Soul, Angelo, and The Peach Child (The Little Angel Theatre); Macbeth, The Tempest, Bottom's Dream (The Puppet Theatre Barge).

Film credits include: Solo - A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd); Muppets Most Wanted (Walt Disney Pictures); Prometheus (Dir. Ridley Scott, Scott Free Productions/Brandywine/Dune Entertainment).