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John has been a puppet-fanatic from the age of 8. He trained as an architect in South Africa. Studied and worked in the Space Theatre in Cape town ( South Africa’s first nonracial theatre) before being invited to join London’s Little Angel Theatre, Britain’s most famous puppet company.

As Deputy Director of the Little Angel Theatre for 10 years John made, directed, performed and coordinated puppet tours to international festivals in Europe, U.S.A., Scandinavia, Japan, Malaysia and China.

“John Roberts is one of the most talented members of the puppet theatre profession in Britain”.
Penny Francis MBE, General Secretary of the Puppet Centre, London.

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