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Grist to the Mill use puppets, found objects and installation to produce powerful contemporary theatre.

‘Grist to the Mill is one of the most exciting new companies emerging on the contemporary puppetry scene. The director Isobel Smith creates truly imaginative work from everyday objects which is skilfully delivered, drole and amusing as well as deeply moving.’ – Linda Lewis, Director, Puppet Centre Trust

Exploring dark themes with tenderness, empathy and humour, employing puppets for their intense emotional content and ability to slow down time.

Isobel is passionate about growing audiences for puppetry and deepening engagement in the genre. She makes all the puppets for Grist to the Mill.

Isobel Smith¬†has been offered a place to study Sculpture/Performance at Royal College of Art this September. If you’d like to support her on this thrilling journey visit:
GET ISOBEL TO ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART on HUBBUB
She’s offering some great rewards for her sponsors, from signed prints to tea and cake at her workshop. They’re all listed on her HUBBUB page x