Miss Merlynda & Her Cheeky Puppet Friends! - Walkabout Ventriloquist + Street Ventriloquist + Street Marionette Puppeteer - For Public Events - PLUS! - Miss Merlynda's Learn Ventriloquism + Make Puppets Workshops! - For Children's Parties - Puppeteer | Bideford, South West(9 Reviews)
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Based In: Bideford, South West
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Miss Merlynda is a delightfully daft - hilariously cheeky - magically mesmerising - wonderfully warm - enchantingly engaging - highly original - and - hugely entertaining - Walkabout Ventriloquist and Street Busking Ventriloquist & Street Marionette Puppeteer - For Public Outdoor Family-Friendly Events and Venues - with her Fabulously Fantastical Cast of Ventriloquist Characters - namely - her Cheeky and Cute Ventriloquist Dummies and Ventriloquial Dolls - and - her multi Award-Winning Comical FairyTales-In-Rhymes - and - her Smashing Novelty Songs For Children!
Miss Merlynda is the Founder ... and Resident Trainer of 'The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain' - AND - the Owner/Manager of the unique and highly respected Live Puppetry & Puppet-Making Skills Studio - the 'Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre Club' - where she teaches national and international students her famously popular Professional Ventriloquism & Puppetry Skills Workshops: 'Learn Ventriloquism with Miss Merlynda!' - 'Learn Puppetry with Miss Merlynda!' - and - 'Fun Puppet-Making with Miss Merlynda!'.
Miss Merlynda also conducts her Hilarious and Engagingly Entertaining: 'Learn Ventriloquism with Miss Merlynda! Workshops' - and her - 'Fun Puppet-Making: Make Your Own Puppet Workshops with Miss Merlynda!' - especially at Children's Parties! - Each 'Miss Merlynda's Children's Party Puppetry Workshop!' is suitable for Ages 4+ - and - All Materials Are Included!
'Miss Merlynda's Children's Party Puppetry Workshops!' Are - Uniquely Creative! - Hilarious! - Inspirational! - and - Deliciously Daft! - AND - Together with Miss Merlynda demonstrating her own mesmerising talents and skills as a professional Ventriloquist and Marionette Puppeteer - Inspire the Children to create their own Weird - Wonderful - and - Wacky Puppets! - AND - To Learn Easy Puppetry and Ventriloquism Skills - AND - To Perform with their own Puppet Creations For Everyone!
Perfect For Fabulous and Memorable Videos and Photos! - AND - Making This A Hugely Entertaining - Creatively Active - Amazingly Imaginative - AND - UNIQUE - Fantastic Children's Party For The Birthday Girl Or Boy - And - ALL Their Little VIP Guests!
'Miss Merlynda's Children's Party Puppetry Workshops!' make a Magically Memorable Fun Party for Children Of All Ages!
And - To make the Party easy and enjoyably relaxing for all the grown-ups - Miss Merlynda provides ALL the Puppet-Making Materials!
Miss Merlynda is a multi Award-Winning, much-published and Cheekily Hilarious Children's Songs Singer-Songwriter
- AND! - an Award-Winning and much-published Fantastical FairyTales Children's Poet - aka - 'Merlynda Jelly Jaws'! - And she is equally at home entertaining crowds at large-scale Outdoor Public Events as a Hilarious - Mesmerising - Enchanting - Delightful - Cheeky - Walkabout/Street/Busking Ventriloquist At Outdoor Family Friendly Public Events - or - Performing Her Fantastical Street Marionette Puppetry At Outdoor Family Friendly Public Events!
Miss Merlynda brilliantly entertains audiences of children with her Fantastically Cheeky & Chatty Cast of Ventriloquist Characters - such as: 'HRH The Snooty Princess Emily' - 'Ginger Beans: The Incredible Farting Boy!' - 'Too-Too The Clown!' - 'Piccadilly The Parrot' - 'Tipperary The Toucan!' - 'Gilbert The Gorilla!' - 'Torquil: The Fortune-Teller' - (AND YES! - 'Torquil: The Fortune-Teller'' REALLY DOES TELL FORTUNES LIVE - !) - her Cute Little Darling - 'Duncan L DoLittle' - and His Sweet Little Sister - 'Daizy L DoLittle' - 'Corky The Crocodile!' (Watch Out For Your Fingers!) - the Magical Singing Meerkat - 'Miss Melody Meerkat' - AND MANY MANY MORE! - Together with performing Selections of her much-published and multi award-winning Super-Smashing Novelty Songs & Cheeky Comical Poems For Children - her Silly And Cute Action Songs For Little Ones (And The Very Young At Heart!) - her Fantastical Fairy-Tales-In-Rhymes - and - her Hilariously Cheeky Ventriloquism-Puppetry and Enchantingly Magical Street Marionette Puppetry - Miss Merlynda is the Perfect Walkabout - Street - Busking Ventriloquist & Street Marionette Puppeteer For: Festivals - Markets - Shopping Malls - High Streets - City Centre Public Events - Family Friendly Outdoor Public Events - Christmas Fairs - Seasonal Public Events - and - at all Public Venues!
Miss Merlynda also performs as a 'Mix and Mingle' Ventriloquist - and - as an 'At-Table' Ventriloquist At Indoor Public Events - 'mix and mingling' live with her Sweet, Cute and Cheeky Ventriloquist Dummies and Dolls - she is both a mesmerising - and a delightfully funny - 'ice-breaker'!
Miss Merlynda is Perfect for all Outdoor Family-Friendly Public Events - Outdoor Public Venues - Fairs - Markets - City Centres - High Streets - and Festivals - such as: Christmas Festivals - High Street Promotions - Shop Launches - Seasonal Events and Child-Themed Events - such as Children's Books and Children's Clothes Product Launches - and - at Literary Festivals, Poetry Festivals and Live Music Festivals For All The Family.
Miss Merlynda entertains audiences of children and families with her hilariously and wittily observed Ventriloquist Characters - and - her dramatically Theatrical Funny Fairy-Tales and Fantastical Verse-Fables - and - her Smashingly Silly and much-published Comical and Cute Novelty Songs For Children.
As a Highly Original - Full-Time - Professional Walkabout - Street - Busking Ventriloquist - and - Street Marionette Puppeteer - Founder and Resident Trainer of: 'The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain' - and - Owner/Manager of her own Learn Ventriloquism - Learn Marionette Puppetry - Learn Punch & Judy Puppetry - and - Puppet-Making - Puppetry Skills Studio - the 'Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre' in Devon, England - Miss Merlynda is the Perfect Professional Walkabout - Street - Busking Ventriloquist - and - Street Marionette Puppeteer For All Outdoor Family Friendly Public Events!
For Miss Merlynda's Reviews and Testimonials from Clients - ranging from BBC Radio 4 and various Festivals - to - Baroness Golding - and - The New York STA - please visit her websites:
Miss Merlynda is a Highly Original - Extraordinarily Mesmerising - and Hugely Entertaining - Walkabout - Street - Busking Ventriloquist - and - Street Marionette Puppeteer - The Perfect Live Walkabout and Street Entertainment For All Outdoor Large Scale Public Family Friendly Events - Festivals - Markets - City Centres - Shopping Malls - Fairs - AND MORE!
Miss Merlynda is also a multi Award-Winning, Radio-broadcast and Much-published, Hilariously Theatrical and Delightfully Entertaining Novelty Songs & Cheeky Children's Comedy Songs Singer-Songwriter - and - an Award-Winning, Radio-Broadcast ... and Much-published Fantastical and Funny Fairy-Tales Poet and Verse-Fabulist - aka 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws'.
Here are just some of Miss Merlynda's Poetry & Literary Awards, to date:
Winner: The Golden Grove Poetry Award
Award-Winner: The PIM Poetry Award
Finalist: The National Poetry Slam
Award-Winner: The Serendipity Poetry Award
Miss Merlynda's Funny FairyTales, Fantastical Verse-Fables, Cheeky Comedy Poems and Silly Nonsense Verse For Children Are Published in 47 Poetry Anthologies - and - as 16 Solo Poetry Collections - to date
Miss Merlynda's Audio Books: 3 FairyTale and Ventriloquism Poetry Audio Books published, to date.
Over 100 of Miss Merlynda's Comical and Novelty Songs For Children are published, to date.
Miss Merlynda is also a published Ventriloquist Duologue Writer, Puppet Playwright and Monologue & Speech-Writer - Publication Title:
'ACT! Alone - Scene-Stealing Comedy Monologues' (Pubd: Golden Arrow Players Press)
Miss Merlynda is the former Poetry Magazine Editor of both: 'The Poetry Box Magazine' - and - 'The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'.
Miss Merlynda's brief background biography includes the following roles:
Columnist: 'The Observer Series of Newspapers'
Commissioned and Published Author: Commissioned and Published by The Art Institute - Publication Title: 'Master The Art'
Published Short-Story Author: 'Cold Shivers' (Pubd. Forward Press)
Conference and AV Presentations Scriptwriter: Q International/QAV Presentations
Copy-Editor: FinTech Publications - 'The Financial Times'
Multi Award-Winning Songwriter: 5 x Semi-Finalist Award For Comedy & Novelty Songs - The UK Songwriting Contest
Highly-Commended: The WM Composers Award For Song
Miss Merlynda's Comical Nonsense Poems, Funny FairyTales and Fantastical Verse-Fables are published in 47 Poetry Anthologies, as 16 Solo Poetry Collections and as 3 Poetry Audio Books, to date.
Miss Merlynda is both an Associate and a Licentiate of The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
- Awarded 4 Gold Honours Medals In Speech & Acting (LAMDA)
Miss Merlynda coaches private students and groups in Ventriloquism, Puppetry, Public Speaking, Creative Comedy Writing, Speechwriting and Singing at her special Puppetry Skills Studio in Devon: Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre.
Miss Merlynda is the former Editor of both: The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine - and - The Poetry Box Magazine.
Miss Merlynda is a 6 x Semi-Finalist Award-Winner of The UKSC for her Comedy and Novelty Songs and Lyrics For Children.
Miss Merlynda is also the 'Highly-Commended Award-Winner' of The WM Composers Award For Song
Miss Merlynda's Songs and Music have also been choreographed by the Royal Academy of Dance and premiered at The EQ International Festival of Dance, Ireland.
Over 100 of Miss Merlynda's Comedy and Novelty Songs For Children and her Ballet and Dance Instrumentals For Children are published to date - and have been represented at MiDEM, Cannes, France.
Miss Merlynda has performed her award-winning comedy poetry and novelty songs for children on: BBC Radio, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio 3 Counties, Delta Radio, Radio Lion, Radio Southern.
Miss Merlynda is also an highly talented Puppet-Maker, Cartoonist and Illustrator (and a former professional caricaturist) - She is the Winner of: The Leaf Book-Jacket Illustration Award and her cute and sweet Puppets, Cartoons and romantically-themed Illustrations have been exhibited and commissioned internationally in the USA, Sweden, France, Scotland, England and in a wide variety of commercial Art Galleries - and for a wide variety of Private Clients.
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For examples of Merlynda Marlene's/Miss Merlynda's Enchanting and Mesmerising Live Ventriloquism Performances, her Marionette Puppetry - and - her Award-winning Fabulously Fantastical and Funny FairyTales - her Exciting Verse-Fables and Cheeky Novelty Comical Songs For Children - her Reviews - and details of her Clients (many listed below) - her Live Radio Broadcasts - Live Appearances - and her published Children's Poetry Publications, to date, please visit her websites:
A Selection of Merlynda Marlene's/Miss Merlynda's Clients and Live Appearances To Date:
Baroness Golding, Belgravia, London
The Elvetham Country Estate, Hampshire
The Lanesborough Hotel, Park Lane/Hyde Park, London
The Beer & Oyster Festival, Hampshire
The Civic Hall (G-Live) Guildford, Surrey
St Catherine's College, Guildford, Surrey
The London Fringe Theatre Circuit, London
The Clovelly Crab & Lobster Festival, Devon
The Havant Literary Festival (Support Comedy Poetry Act to Mike Harding), Hampshire
The Ripley Festival, Surrey
The Chichester Festival, West Sussex
The Petersfiel ... d Festival, Hampshire
The Christmas Festival, Hampshire
Port Solent, Hampshire
Barnstaple Library, Devon
East Hill House, Hampshire
Milkwood House, Hampshire
Radio Lion, Guildford
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Full EQUITY Member (Variety Artistes)
Full Member: Puppeteers UK
Full Member: BrUNIMA (British and International Puppetry Organisation For Professional Puppeteers)
Full Member: RIC The International StoryTelling Network
Founder & Resident Trainer: The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain
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