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Sue Buckmaster

Sue Buckmaster

Sue is the Artistic Director of Theatre-Rites and the fourth generation of theatre practitioners in her family.  She has many years experience as a director, puppetry specialist and teacher. She has worked with the National Theatre, RSC, the Young Vic, Sadler's Wells, the South Bank Centre, the Lyric Hammersmith, Complicite, Leicester Haymarket, Opera Circus, Graeae, Tara Arts, Theatre Centre, Pop-Up Theatre, Roundabout TIE, the Crafts Council and the Puppet Centre. She has an MA in Contemporary Theatre Practice from Essex University, which included a thesis on The Psychoanalytic Study of the Power of the Puppet.

 Sue's most recent work outside of Theatre-Rites was as Head of Puppetry for the acclaimed Peter Pan, originally presented in Kensington Gardens and now touring in America.