During 2012 we took part in Animate Festival, an outdoor festival, in association with IYAF and also puppeteered for the Queen on Blackfriars Bridge at the Jubilee parade. It rained and we got soaked but hey ho, Rule Britannia and all that!
We started working on The Wordcatcher scratching the show at The Lyric Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre before performing the full show at IYAF and The Blue Elephant. Following the 2012 Olympics, we lead the medal winners across London with giant Lion puppets in Our Greatest Team Parade (which was awesome).
Later in the year, we made A Christmas Carol in collaboration with Samuel Wyer and Petersham Road, a promenade and immersive show that sold out for December. It was Christmassy, there was mulled wine, we went to work in a beautiful house every day – happy days.
Towards the end of 2012, we met with Little Cauliflower and submitted our very first Arts Council application to start a research and development project… CELL.