Pickled Image was created by Vicky Andrews and Dik Downey in 2000 at a time when there were just a few puppet companies in the UK creating shows for adult and family audiences. We have toured across the world bringing our unique work and have gained international recognition and numerous awards for our darkly humorous productions. The company is now lead by Vicky and our aim is to create work which reflects the world we live in, from the refugee crisis to environmental concerns.


    Vicky trained as a sculptor, illustrator and theatre designer before becoming a puppeteer and director of Pickled Image. She produces all of the company’s shows and regularly tours in it’s productions in the UK and abroad.
    Her love for animals and the natural world are a huge inspiration for her artwork and illustrations.

The Mark Bruce Company

Pickled Image enjoys a close working partnership with The Mark Bruce Company, an acclaimed dance company which pushes the boundaries of style and expectations.

We have created ambitious props for many of their productions, including a 12 foot Great White Shark for “Made In Heaven” and a giant spider for “Love and War”.


The Puppet Place Charity

In 2008 Pickled Image, Green Ginger and Full Beam Visual Theatre came together to re-start The Puppet Place, a charity that was originally set up in 1984 to support puppetry across the South West of England.

We have since moved to dedicated offices which include rehearsal and making spaces. Puppet Place acts as a hub for emerging and established practitioners throughout the region.


Pickled Image regularly perform at The Bristol Festival Of Puppetry


Pickled Image enjoy a unique relationship with Nordland Visual Theatre. Situated in the Arctic circle, the theatre plays a key role in developing and promoting visual theatre in Norway with the ambition to bring international companies to produce and create shows with the theatre.

Pickled Image also enjoys working with a raft of talented collaborators:

Mark Bruce Company
The North Wall
Richardson PRM
Puppet Place
Green Ginger
Full Beam Visual Theatre
Figur Teatret
Intrigue Productions
Dishy Design
Farrows Creative
Arts Council
Bristol Old Vic
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Fools Paradise
Get Your Head Round It