About Us


Topsy Turvy Theatre was set up in 2010 with a desire to create high quality theatre, with meaningful learning opportunities, for children aged 3-7 and their big people. We tour to both nationwide theatre’s and schools, specialising in puppetry and have developed our own unique style of beautifully handmade, interactive scenery, which has become just as important to the storytelling as the words in the scripts.

Our Artistic Director has over 10 years experience of working exclusively in children’s theatre and with young people and it was this experience that enabled her to take the leap to starting her own children’s theatre company!

Over the past 4 years Topsy Turvy Theatre has built up a creative team filled with incredibly talented individuals. For more information about each one of them, please click their picture below for their individual profile.



Claire Hills – Artistic Director


Laura Hudson – Designer/Puppet Maker


Fran Tither – Actress/Puppeteer


James Boston – Composer


Jessica Kay – Puppet Maker


Rachel Priest – Actress/Puppeteer



















Leviathan Workshop – Puppet Maker

But don’t just take our word for it! Check out the testimonials from previous happy customers by clicking the speech bubble icon.

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“Fantastic!  The show was pitched at exactly the right level. The pack was full of ideas and activities that were suitable for our children.  We will definitely be using you again and I would happily recommend you to other schools/settings”

Lynne Silcock, Dept Headteacher, Netherton Infant & Nursery, Huddersfield