Miss Merlynda - Ventriloquist - Puppeteer - Mix and Mingle & Street Ventriloquist - Marionette Acts - Punch and Judy Puppet Shows - Puppeteer | Bideford, South West(3 Reviews)
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Delightfully engaging, warmly expressive, hilariously cheeky Ventriloquist & Puppeteer - and - multi Award-Winning Children's Poet - and - Award-Winning Children's Comical Songwriter! Merlynda is a highly original, hugely entertaining, wonderfully warm and delightfully entertaining Ventriloquist and Puppeteer - the owner of her own little Puppet Theatre and Puppet Museum in Devon, England ('Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre') - and - a multi Award-Winning, much-published and Cheekily Hilarious Children's Comical Nonsense Poet - who is equally at home entertaining audiences of Children as a hil ... arious Ventriloquist and Puppeteer - and - as a Children's Comical Poet - and - as a Comical Novelty Song Singer-Songwriter for Children - Or a blend of all these altogether! Entertaining audiences of children (ages 3 to 7) and families with Selections of her much-published and award-winning Fairy-Tales - Verse-Fables and Comical Nonsense Poems - her Silly and Cute Comical Novelty Songs - her Silly Stories-In-Rhymes - and hilariously cheeky Ventriloquism-Puppetry - she is the ideal all-round Children's Ventriloquist and Puppeteer and Children's Entertainer at Family Events.. Merlynda also performs Walkabout and Mix and Mingle Ventriloquism and Puppetry - and Street Theatre Puppetry. Merlynda is perfect for family occasions, events and festivals - such as: Christmas, Children's Parties, Fun-Days and Family-friendly Festivals, Wedding Receptions, Anniversaries, Storytelling Gatherings, Seasonal and Love-Themed Events such as St Valentine's Day Celebrations - and - Children's Literary Festivals. Merlynda entertains audiences with her hilariously and wittily observed, dramatically theatrical Children's Verse-Fables and her smashing and much-published Nonsense and Novelty Songs. As a highly original and full-time Ventriloquist and Puppeteer, she has also created several Live Puppet Shows incorporating Selections of her original and award-winning poems and songs for children on the Themes of: 'Clowns & The Circus', 'Christmas Bumper Fun! - and her highly popular selection of 'Puppet Pantomimes' - and many more - and she has entertained private parties of VIP guests at Receptions in top London Hotels, at Stately Homes, at Poetry Festivals - and a wide variety of Private Wedding/Anniversary Events. Merlynda will happily perform her Live Puppet Shows to celebrate and enhance your Festival or Special Event. For 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 website: www.MissMerlyndaPuppetTheatre.com
Merlynda is a highly original and hugely entertaining Ventriloquist and Puppeteer - and - a multi Award-Winning, Radio-broadcast and Much-published, hilariously theatrical and delightfully entertaining Children's Poet - Verse-Fabulist - and - Comical Novelty Singer-Songwriter for Children. Absolutely Perfect For Events For Children and Family Events.
Winner: The Golden Grove Poetry Award
Award-Winner: The PIM Poetry Award
Finalist: The National Poetry Slam
Award-Winner: The Serendipity Poetry Award
Merlynda's FairyTales, Verse-Fables, Poems and Stories For Children Are Published ... in 46 Poetry Anthologies, to date
Merlynda's FairyTales, Poems and Verse-Fables For Children are published as 16 Solo Poetry Collections, to date
Merlynda's Audio Books: 3 FairyTale and Ventriloquism Poetry Audio Books published, to date.
Over 100 of Merlynda's Comical and Novelty Songs For Children are published, to date.
Merlynda is also a published Ventriloquist Dialogue Writer, Puppet Playwright and Monologue & Speech-Writer - Publication Title: 'ACT! Alone - Scene-Stealing Comedy Monologues' (Pubd: Golden Arrow Players Press)
Poetry Magazine Editor: 'The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'
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 Children's Songs - The UK Songwriting Contest
Highly-Commended: The WM Composers Award For Song
Merlynda's Poems, FairyTales and Verse-Fables are published in 46 Poetry Anthologies, as 16 Solo Poetry Collections and as 3 Poetry Audio Books, to date.
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)
Merlynda coaches private students in Public Speaking, Creative Poetry Writing, Speechwriting, Ventriloquism, Singing
Former Editor of both: The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine and The Poetry Box Magazine
Merlynda is a 6 x Semi-Finalist Award-Winner of The UKSC for her Children's Songs and Lyrics.
Merlynda is also the 'Highly-Commended Award-Winner' of The WM Composers Award For Song
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 Merlynda's Songs and Instrumentals are published to date - and have been represented at MiDEM, Cannes, France.
Merlynda has performed her award-winning poetry and songs on: BBC Radio, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio 3 Counties, Delta Radio, Radio Lion, Radio Southern.
Merlynda is also an highly talented Cartoonist and Illustrator (and a former professional caricaturist) - She is the Winner of: The Leaf Book-Jacket Illustration Award and her cute and sweet 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's Award-winning FairyTales, Verse-Fables, Nonsense Poems, Novelty Comical Songs, Live Ventriloquism and Puppetry - her Reviews and details of her Clients (many listed below) - her Live Radio Broadcasts - Live Appearances, Poetry Recitals and her published Poetry Publications, to date, please visit her website: www.MissMerlyndaPuppetTheatre.com
And - to view a selection of Merlynda's Poetry Posters (and her Romantic Love Poetry Posters too!) which are commercially printed and sold internationally - please visit her Online Store on her website: www.Merlynda.com.
(Merlynda is ALSO an Award-Winning Cartoonist-Illustrator (aka 'Kitty Pigfish Cartoonist') and she creates cute and sweet cartoon creatures to illustrate her Poetry Books and Posters, Prints and Postcards - which are also commercially printed as Booklets, Books, Posters, Prints and Postcards and sold nationally and internationally in bookshops and galleries - via various online bookshops and via her own websites. To view examples - please visit: www.Merlynda.com - and for her full Exhibitions List to date, and further examples of her cartoons and illustrations - please contact directly.
A Selection of 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 Petersfield Festival, Hampshire
T ... he Christmas Festival, Hampshire
Port Solent, Hampshire
Barnstaple Library, Devon
East Hill House, Hampshire
Milkwood House, Hampshire
Radio Lion, Guildford
Children Festival Family Fun Day Birthday Party Fair Fete Charity Fundraiser Family Corporate Wedding Reception Cockktail Cabaret Garden Stately Home Expo County Show Show Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Gala
Member of EQUITY - Variety Artistes and Children's Entertainers
Member of RIC The International StoryTelling Network
Member of Clowns International
Member of British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild
Member of Puppeteers UK
Member of The Poetry Society
Founder of The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain
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