Puppetry Director and Designer
The director/actor/ puppeteer trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As Gyre & Gimble, his work includes co-director/puppet designer of The Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Hartlepool Monkey (U. K. tour), The Elephantom (National Theatre, West End), and – as co-designer/director of puppetry – The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic, West End), The Lorax (Old Vic London, Toronto, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, San Diego Old Globe), and Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, U. K. tour). Other work includes director of puppetry/movement for Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Toronto), Angels in America (National Theatre, Broadway), The Light Princess (National Theatre), The Tempest (Birmingham Royal Ballet); War Horse (West End and internationally), Groundhog Day (Old Vic, Broadway), Dream Space (Shakespeare’s Globe), Tom Thumb (Edinburgh Festival and tour – Fringe First Award winner) and Shrek the Musical (West End). Work as director includes David Walliams’s First Hippo on the Moon (Les Petits Theatre Co.), Lardo (Old Red Lion) and Ex Machina (NIDA). Caldwell has performed at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Complicité, La Scala, Dutch National Opera, English National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Almeida Theatre, Old Vic, and Albery Theatre, among other companies. Films include Alice and The Suicide Brothers.
Lyric debut: Puppetry Director and Designer/Ariodante (2018/19)
Last updated: March 2, 2019