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, Les Enfants Terribles, Lyric Hammersmith, Little Angel, Headlong and Figurteateret i Nordland as well as being Puppet Designer for Dinosaur World Live, Dragons and Mythical Beasts and Cirque du Soleil’s 2016 show, Luzia.

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