Herringbone Arts was established by Madeleine Herrington and Fran Malone with the aim to help children and families reconnect with their imaginations and each other. With over 10 year’s collective experience in performing arts and education, Herringbone Arts are passionate about creating and sharing stories in unexpected places.



Amongst the Stars, Theatre Royal,4 **** 2016
A Winters Trail, Theatre Royal, 4 & 5*****2015
The Secret Stairway, Theatre Royal, Awarded Best Family Event Family Arts Festival, November 2014
The Story of Little Red, Brighton Spiegeltent & Stenying Festival April & May 2014
Echoes & Encores, Theatre Royal Brighton April 2014
A Little Tiny Tale, Winter Warmer December 2013 – Brighton


The Enchanted Cottage, Donatello Restaurant Brighton
Aurora, Puppeteer,August 2013, Greenpeace – London
The Boy who tried to be a Pirate Commission November 2013, Sometime Soon Arts
Lost & Fairy Found, Installation,July 2013, Stanmer Park – Brighton
Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Puppet exhibition of two Herringbone puppets, 2013


‘Painting with Light’, Alex May, 2014
‘Rhythm for Puppeteers’ Rene Baker, 2014
‘Object theatre and Puppetry Performance’ Isobel Smith
‘From Prop to Protagonist’ Rene Baker, 2014 – Brighton
‘Puppetry Core skills’ Touched Theatre, 2014 – Brighton
‘Life-sized puppets’, Isobel Smith Grist to the Mill, 2013 Phoenix Arts – Brighton
‘Small exquisite rod puppets’, Isobel Smith Grist to the Mill, 2011 Phoenix Arts – Brighton
LAMDA Acting Diploma, 2004 – London
BA (Hons) Primary Education (English and Drama) QTS, 2003, University of Brighton – Brighton
BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Arts, 2001, Goldsmiths – London


Set design
Therapeutic Storytelling
Site responsive children’s theatre
Devising for Performance
Puppet making
Workshop Facilitation in drama, storytelling & puppetry

References available on request

weaving tales and performance to inspire imagination…


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