maker - performer - person
Annie Brooks is a maker, performer and theatre-practitioner based in Brighton. She has made puppets, props and all sorts of paraphernalia for Moomins™, Chemical Brothers, Long Nose Puppets, Spymonkey, A&E Comedy, Time Run, PuppetBox, Scribbled Thought, Strangeface, Birmingham Stage Company, Whalley Range All Stars plus many more. Annie is currently performing in 'Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley' (Get Lost & Found) and 'Out Of The Hat!' (Long Nose Puppets).
If you need something making for theatre, screen or otherwise, do get in touch - no job is too big or too miniature.
Since watching the TV programme Bitsa in the early 90s, I have always liked making stuff. After failing to get onto X-Factor and after a brief stint as a financial advisor, I found myself on the unique Theatre & Visual Arts course at Brighton University, where I met extraordinary people and discovered puppets. I have worked in theatre ever since as a maker, performer and theatre practitioner. I enjoy working to a variety of briefs, making life jump off the page and love a creative challenge - be it a giant pop-up book, a life-size Delorean DJ booth or a little tomato puppet. If you need something making for theatre, screen or otherwise, please get in touch.
I have over 10 years’ experience working as a performer with a variety of theatre companies, specializing in puppetry and devised theatre. I am a skilled puppeteer and especially enjoy the intricacy, precision and chaos that comes from working with puppets. I have worked most recently with Get Lost & Found, Long Nose Puppets, Pins & Needles, Forward Theatre Project, FoulPlay Productions, Gomito and Colossal Crumbs. I have toured shows around the UK, Europe and Hong Kong.
I work with some incredible people – find out more about them HERE.