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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.

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West End Transfer, 2009


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Finn Caldwell Productions

[West End, 2023]
[Broadway, 2023]
Puppet Design
Puppet and Movement Direction
[West End, 2021]
Puppetry Designer
Puppetry and Movement Director
[West End, 2021]
Puppetry Director
[Broadway, 2018]
Puppetry Design
Puppetry Director
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Designer
Puppetry Director
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
Puppetry Co-designer
[West End, 2017]
Puppetry Director
[Broadway, 2017]
Additional Movement
[West End, 2016]
Additional Movement
[West End, 2009]
Associate Puppetry Director

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Andy Karl to Reprise Role of 'Phil Connors' in the Australian Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL

Award-winning Broadway star Andy Karl joins the Australian cast of Groundhog Day The Musical. Get all the details about the outstanding cast and the limited season at Melbourne's Princess Theatre.

LIFE OF PI Will Embark On Worldwide Tour Following UK and Ireland Tour

LIFE OF PI embarks on a worldwide tour after a successful UK and Ireland run. The production will visit four continents, including Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Stay tuned for further details.

Review: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, Noël Coward Theatre

Based on Neil Gaiman’s short 2013 novel, this seemingly simple story is of a man who revisits his childhood where he discovers friendship for the first time and copes with the aftermath of his mother’s death. When his father takes in a terrifying lodger, a nightmarish fantasy world envelopes him as he struggles to distinguish between illusion and reality.

GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere in Exclusive Melbourne Season

Direct from its record-breaking return season at London's Old Vic, Groundhog Day The Musical will play exclusively at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, for a strictly limited season from January 2024. Get all of the event and ticket information here!

LIFE OF PI Will Play Extended Run at Chichester Festival Theatre This Autumn

Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi, will play an extended run at the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn where it plays from Thursday 16 November – Saturday 2 December 2023. 

LIFE OF PI Announces Broadway Closing Date

Lolita Chakrabarti’s LIFE OF PI will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Video: Andy Karl, Tanisha Spring and More Sing GROUNDHOG DAY Back To Life at The Sitzprobe

The Old Vic has revealed a peek inside rehearsal for the award-winning musical, Groundhog Day, which is making its triumphant to London following its world premiere in 2016. Go inside the sitzprobe as the cast and orchestra bring Tim Minchin's score back to life!

Video: Meet the 2023 Tony Nominees for Costume Design

Many Broadway performers will tell you that being in their costume is the final piece of the puzzle to becoming their characters. Costume Designers are an integral part of creating the stage magic that makes Broadway Broadway and many of them were singled out this year for their incredible work. 

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & More Win 2023 Tony Awards - Full List of Winners!

Tonight's the night! The best of Broadway gathers today, June 11, at the United Palace to celebrate the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and more took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners now!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2023 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

In just days, on June 11, The 76th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at the United Palace to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2022/23 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE to Return to the West End This Autumn

Following a highly acclaimed tour across the UK and Ireland, the National Theatre’s smash-hit production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane will return to London’s West End for a strictly limited 7-week run this autumn. 

Cast Revealed For the UK Tour of LIFE OF PI, Led by Divesh Subaskaran

Casting has been announced for Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi, starring an extraordinary life-size puppeteered Bengal Tiger.

Divesh Subaskaran and More to Lead LIFE OF PI UK and Ireland Tour

The cast has been set for Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi. See where Life of Pi is performing, and learn how to purchase tickets!

SOME LIKE IT HOT, PARADE, and More Take Home 2023 Drama Desk Awards; Full List of Winners!

Winners for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. Among the big winners were Some Like It Hot, Parade, and more.

Photos: Andre De Shields Visits LIFE OF PI

 Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winner André De Shields visited the cast of the five-time Tony nominated production of LIFE OF PI at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Monday, May 29. De Shields greeted the cast backstage, led by Uma Paranjpe as Pi.

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed The Ocean at the End of the Lane a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, will visit Milton Keynes Theatre 27 June – 01July.

LIFE OF PI Puppeteers to Take Part in Talkback Session in June

Mango Moon Productions will present 'Puppetry Night at Life of Pi' on June 8th at 7:00 pm at the Schoenfeld Theater in NYC.

Photos: Meet the 2023 Tony Nominees!

On Thursday, the nominees met the press and BroadwayWorld's Jennifer Broski was on hand to capture portraits of each of them on their big day!

Photos: The 2023 Tony Award Nominees Meet the Press!

See photos of the 2023 Tony Award nominees meeting the press!


Finn Caldwell has not appeared on Broadway.

Finn Caldwell has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

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

Finn Caldwell has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They have been nominated for Outstanding Puppetry at the Drama Desk Awards for their work on "Life of Pi." Additionally, they were nominated for Best Costume Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Life of Pi" and for Outstanding Puppet Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "Angels in America."

Finn Caldwell has won the Outstanding Puppetry award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work in the show Life of Pi.

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