Max Humphries

Puppet Designer

Max Humphries is a puppet designer and theatre maker. His work takes inspiration from the Bunraku puppet school of Japan, the automata of 18th & 19th century Europe and the drama theory of Edward Gordon Craig. Known for his experimental mechanisms and novel puppet forms, along with his team he has produced work for the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, Théâtre du Châtelet, New York Met, LA Philharmonic, Little Bulb Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Little Angel, Headlong and Figurteateret i Nordland as well as being Chief Puppet Designer for Cirque du Soleil’s 2016 show, Luzia.

Max is proud to be puppeteer in residence at the Farnham Maltings.