Hattie Thomas (Co-Artistic Director)
Hattie is a musician and performer who studied puppetry and alternative theatre in Prague as part of her degree at Rose Bruford College. Having loved puppetry and art from a young age Hattie enjoys both making and operating puppets with Smoking Apples, she appreciates the challenge of bringing inanimate objects to life in a way that is engaging and relatable for audiences. Alongside devising and directing theatre, Hattie makes puppets and props for other companies, as well as designing print and marketing images, clients include Cornerstone, Didcot and Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, Nabakov, London. Hattie also teaches drama and puppetry to various ages and abilities, including neurodivergent young people, and people living with dementia.