Curious Cargo

Curious Cargo creates & performs highly-visual, comic, quirky, unique & interactive strolling shows for the street. Founded in 2004, & based in West Yorkshire, their acts incorporate a range of physical & visual theatre techniques including: clowning, improvisation, puppetry, movement/dance, & music/soundscapes.

Tess Hills is the director & works alongside a core team of hugely talented performers & artists. Tess initially trained in set design, (working on TV show “Spitting Image”), & made puppets for movies, (including sci-fi film “Pitch Black”). She then trained in theatre with some of the “greats” (Gaulier, Philippe Genty, John Wright etc.), worked as a puppeteer for Horse & Bamboo Theatre Company, and then founded Curious Cargo. Co-performers Julian Waite & Peppy Hills have rich backgrounds in drama & dance, and are, (in Tess’s words), “impossibly clever”: Julian runs a Drama MA Course & has a PhD, & Peppy is currently completing her Masters Degree.

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Puppetry
  • Christmas
  • Illuminated