Two performers dressed in white disposable boiler suits and yellow plastic gloves. One manipulates a metal duck puppet which is covered and dripping in oil on top of a black bin bag.

Recycled Rubbish

Inspired by our successful production Rubbish, Recycled Rubbish toured in 2015, 2016 and 2022

Recycled Rubbish was first created in 2015 and has since been touring the UK and internationally. It was inspired by our hugely successful show Rubbish, and invited audiences to join our two excavators as they scuttle through the muck finding treasures hidden amongst a world of rubbish. A magical world where, at the touch of a puppeteer’s hand, the contents of a bin bag transformed before their eyes.

As well as touring to theatres, libraries and schools throughout the UK, Recycled Rubbish has also visited the Festival of Curiosity Dublin, Great Ormond Street Hospital London and Beverley Puppet Festival. It has also travelled to Thailand to be part of BICT, Bangkok’s first ever children’s theatre festival.

In 2022, the show toured for 5 weeks to East Midlands libraries for Spark Arts as part of their touring performance project Among Ideal Friends.


Creative Team

Sue Buckmaster

Co-Director & Puppetry Co-Designer

The children were very enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed the show. We already know a lot about recycling at school…However, the show really reminded children of the importance of it and many are now wanting to make new items out of rubbish.
Horniman's Primary School

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