Nicholas Rawling

Illustrator +Artistic director

Rawling’s universe combines the fantasy of Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak, the sketchy realism of Quentin Blake, the gothicism of Hieronymus Bosch and the poise of Alexander Calder’s sculptures. It feels like being taken into your eccentric uncle’s yurt in Dorset so he can show you what he’s been up to. The cumulative charm is akin to the best children’s books or the earliest cinema and zoetrope, providing the perfect salve for all us fluro-overloaded technophobes. Who’d have thought the zeitgeist would be so spartan?


Chris Reed

Musical Director

A musician with an interest in working to picture amongst other things. A guitar player and multi-instrumentalist, I also use electronics to create rhythm and texture, my compositions are informed experiences of jazz groups, symphony orchestras, americana, japanese hip hop, guitar pop, electronica, improvisation and live soundtracks.
 To date, I’ve collaborated on six scores for The Paper Cinema and have also produced music and sound design for Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, PRS Sound Foundation, Channel 4 and Future Shorts. Other works can be found here


Current Team


Francesca Simmons, Musician - Violin, keyboards, saw, wind machine Amazing multifaceted performer her other a works to be found here.

Alex Vann, Musician - mandolinist,bowed psaltery, bouzouki, zither
, banjo, dulcimer. He also plays with Spiro, Three Cane Whale and Rock of eye

Teele Uustani - Puppeteer - Has been involved in several short films, music videos and theatre projects as a deviser, puppet maker and an assistant director. Working with masks, mime, live-cameras and clown mostly in a collaborative devising process. Loves character work, improvisation and the art of visual theatre. Other projects here and here.

Catherine V Rock - Puppeter

Tom Wasley - Sound Engineer - Can normally found on a bike halfway up a hill in Kent, or on stage with his pal.

Rhys Thomas - Tour Manager, lighting Designer and AV

Other Team Members


Imogen Charleston is co-founder and Devising puppeteer with the Company. She founded Moon Studio Ceramics in 2015 and teaches at her studio in Christchurch, Dorset.


irena stratieva

ed dowie


hazel mills

caroline williams

deborah pearson

anwen jones


sarah cuddon

kieron maguire