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Finn Caldwell

 
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Bio:
Finn is a director, designer and performer; he is co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. As Gyre & Gimble work as Co-Director/Puppet Designer includes: The Hartlepool Monkey (UK Tour) and The Elephantom (National Theatre & West End). As Puppetry ... (read complete bio)
 
Finn Caldwell Headshot

Bio:
Finn is a director, designer and performer; he is co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. As Gyre & Gimble work as Co-Director/Puppet Designer includes: The Hartlepool Monkey (UK Tour) and The Elephantom (National Theatre & West End). As Puppetry ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2009
Goose
Topthorn
Veterinary Officer Martin

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Puppetry and Movement Director
Puppetry Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Puppetry Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Puppetry Design
Puppetry Director
Movement
 
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
Puppetry Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Co-designer
Puppetry Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Additional Movement
 
[West End, 2016]
Additional Movement
 
[West End, 2009]
Associate Puppetry Director

Photos

Finn Caldwell, Penny Layden, Katy Rudd, James Bamford Photo

Finn Caldwell, Penny Layden, Katy Rudd, James Bamford

From: 
Date:
10/11/2021
Grace Hogg-Robinson, Nicolas Tennant, Finn Caldwell, Nia Towle, Peter Twose, James Ba Photo

Grace Hogg-Robinson, Nicolas Tennant, Finn Caldwell, Nia Towle, Peter Twose, James Bamford, Kieran Garland

From: 
Date:
10/11/2021
RUNNING WILD by Morpurgo,           , Writer - Michael Morpurgo, Adaption - Samuel Ad Photo

RUNNING WILD by Morpurgo, , Writer - Michael Morpurgo, Adaption - Samuel Adamson, Director – Timothy Sheader & Dale Rooks, Designer – Paul Wills, Puppetry Design and Direction – Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié for Gyre & Gimble, Regent's Pa

From: 
Date:
04/21/2016
RUNNING WILD by Morpurgo,           , Writer - Michael Morpurgo, Adaption - Samuel Ad Photo

RUNNING WILD by Morpurgo, , Writer - Michael Morpurgo, Adaption - Samuel Adamson, Director – Timothy Sheader & Dale Rooks, Designer – Paul Wills, Puppetry Design and Direction – Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié for Gyre & Gimble, Regent's Pa

From: 
Date:
04/21/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2009
Goose

Topthorn

Veterinary Officer Martin

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Puppetry and Movement Director

Puppetry Designer

[West End, 2021]
Puppetry Director

[Broadway, 2018]
Puppetry Design

Puppetry Director

Movement

[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director

Puppetry Designer

[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director

[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Co-designer

Puppetry Director

[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Additional Movement

[West End, 2016]
Additional Movement

[West End, 2009]
Associate Puppetry Director

Finn Caldwell Biography

Finn is a director, designer and performer; he is co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. As Gyre & Gimble work as Co-Director/Puppet Designer includes: The Hartlepool Monkey (UK Tour) and The Elephantom (National Theatre & West End). As Puppetry Co-Designer/Director: Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre & Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic). Upcoming work includes co-directing/Puppet Designing The Four Seasons (Globe Theatre). Other work includes Angels in America and The Light Princess (National Theatre); Groundhog Day (Additional Movement - Old Vic & Broadway); Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Old Vic & Toronto); The Bear (Puppetry Director - Pins & Needles); The Tempest (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Alice's Adventures Underground and Adventures in Wonderland (Les Enfants Terrible); Ariodante (Festival d'Aix-en-Provence); War Horse (National Theatre, West End & internationally); Dream Space (Globe Theatre); Rubies in the Attic (Riverside Studios); Shrek: The Musical (West End); Climate (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and Tom Thumb (Edinburgh Festival & tour - Fringe First-winner). As a director, work includes: David Walliams' First Hippo on the Moon (co-director/designer - Les Petits Theatre Company); Lardo (Old Red Lion). As a performer, he has appeared in Saint Joan; War Horse; Or You Could Kiss Me and Punchdrunk's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre); Hamlet and Julius Caesar (RSC); Complicite's A Dog's Heart (La Scala); Blind Summit's Lowlife (LIMF); Madam Butterfly (ENO); Brighton Rock (Almeida); Elephant (BAC); Antigone (Old Vic); and Macbeth (Albery). Films include Alice and The Suicide Brothers.

Finn Caldwell Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Puppet Design
Finn Caldwell, Angels in America

Finn Caldwell News

LIFE OF PI in the West End Announces New Cast & Releases 100,000 Tickets for Final Bo Photo LIFE OF PI in the West End Announces New Cast & Releases 100,000 Tickets for Final Booking Period
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

100,000 new tickets have been released for the final booking period of the West End production of Life of Pi. Nuwan Hugh Perera, who is currently the alternate Pi, will take over the title role on 7 September 2022 with Chirag Benedict Lobo joining the cast as the new alternate Pi.  

American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Photo American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Premiere Of The Wife of WILLESDEN, LIFE OF PI & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

A new, five-person version of an award-winning docudrama by longtime A.R.T. collaborator Anna Deavere Smith and the North American premiere of a new adaptation of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath that celebrates community and the human knack for telling tales were announced today as additions to the 2022/23 programming lineup at A.R.T.

LIFE OF PI Will Make North American Premiere at A.R.T. in  December Photo LIFE OF PI Will Make North American Premiere at A.R.T. in December
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

American Repertory Theater will produce in its 2022/23 Season the North American premiere of Life of Pi, the acclaimed theatrical adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti of the best-selling novel by Yann Martel. Max Webster will direct, with Tony Award winner Tim Hartley providing scenic and costume design and Finn Caldwell providing puppetry and movement direction.

National Theatre's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Announced For Milton Keynes Photo National Theatre's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Announced For Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE will tour the UK and Ireland later this year, direct from the West End, visiting Milton Keynes Theatre from 27 June to 1 July 2023.

National Theatre's OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2023 Photo National Theatre's OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, direct from the West End from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 September 2023.

LIFE OF PI Extends Booking Through 30 October 2022 Photo LIFE OF PI Extends Booking Through 30 October 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Following phenomenal public demand and a remarkable haul of five prestigious Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, it was announced today (6 May 2022) that public booking for Life of Pi, Lolita Chakrabarti's dazzling stage adaption of Yann Martel's award-winning book at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End, has been extended until 30 October 2022.

Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners! Photo Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners!
by Team BWW - Apr 10, 2022

British theatre's biggest night is here at last. The Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard take place tonight, 10 April, at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast via official media partners ITV and Magic Radio. We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE.

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Limited Run Enters Final 7 Weeks Photo THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Limited Run Enters Final 7 Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane will play its final performance on 14 May 2022.

LIFE OF PI Extends Booking to 4 September Photo LIFE OF PI Extends Booking to 4 September
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Following its recently announced nine Olivier award nominations, it was announced today (17 March 2022) that public booking for Life of Pi, Lolita Chakrabarti's dazzling stage adaptation of Yann Martel's award-winning book, has been extended until 4 September 2022.

BWW Review: THE WICKER HUSBAND, The Watermill Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WICKER HUSBAND, The Watermill Theatre
by Jo Caruana - Mar 16, 2022

The Wicker Husband is a folk musical written by Rhys Jennings, with music by Darren Clark. Half world-premiere, half returning reboot, its original March 2020 run was cut short when theatres shut for the pandemic. Now it’s back in all its heartening glory and, from start to finish, it delivers in droves.

Finn Caldwell Videos

BWW TV: Puppetry Designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell On LIFE OF PI VideoBWW TV: Puppetry Designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell On LIFE OF PI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2019

Puppetry designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell discuss the challenges of bringing the animals to life in LIFE OF PI. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More in the Trailer for National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As previously announced, National Theatre Live will broadcast ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play, this summer. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be in cinemas from 20 July. Part Two: Perestroika will be in cinemas from 27 July. Watch the trailer for the cinema events below!


Finn Caldwell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Finn Caldwell been in?
Finn Caldwell has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Finn Caldwell been in?
Finn Caldwell has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Finn Caldwell's first West End show?
Finn Caldwell's first West End show was War Horse which opened in 2009

What awards has Finn Caldwell been nominated for?
Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America .