Show must go on for puppet theatre
Puppeteer Liam Lambert makes pain-staking repairs to a puppet as his iconic theatre, which suffered extensive damage in a fire last year, gets back on its feet.
The theatre, for which Liam crafts all the puppets by hand and performs every show, has seen a resurgence in audiences since recovering from the blaze.
Lambert’s Puppet Theatre in Dublin was established by Liam’s father Eugene 44 years ago and has entertained generations of children.
Last September, the theatre in Monkstown and many of its antique puppets were damaged in a suspected arson attack.
Charges of arson against a 16-year-old boy were dropped last November at the Dublin Children’s Court.
It is estimated that €150,000 worth of damage was caused to the theatre in the fire.