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.

Grist to the Mill has just completed a major commission in collaboration with Aurelius Productions for Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, Italy (2014)
Grist to the Mill was Resident Puppet Company at The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton (2012-2013)