Oliver James Hymans is an award-winning puppetry artist and director. He has worked internationally across four continents, directing and designing puppetry in theatre, opera, film and music video. His puppets have appeared at London’s Tate Modern, Little Angel Theatre, Arcola Theatre, The National Gallery, Camden Roundhouse and The Institute of Contemporary Arts. Most recently he was a puppeteer in the new Hot Chip music video Spell; directed The Promised Land in South Africa for the Loft Puppet Company; had Sir Ian McKellen voice his puppet in the short film How a Kite Flies and directed the Little Angel Theatre’s acclaimed production Emily Rising which is currently on a national tour of the UK.
Oliver also leads a range of creative learning projects: he is the lead tutor for puppetry at the Little Angel Theatre; an artist facilitator at the Barbican and Museum of London, and a visiting lecturer of Theatre Design at Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts.