A young white woman with short brown hair dressed in a red jumper and blue jeans is stood on a platform releasing a bird puppet into the air. The puppet is on a long rod, puppeteer by a white woman with a brown bob wearing a stripy top and cords.

For ages  

A young boy waits for the birth of his baby sister… He can’t wait to tell her all about the swifts which nest not far from the top window of their pointy house… it’s nearly time, she’s nearly here.

‘Perfect’ is an innovative adaptation of the beautiful illustrated book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher, about a young boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time. Perfect is a remarkable story of anticipation and disappointment, acceptance and love, and the power of nature in all our lives. It will feature stunning animations inspired by the book’s illustrations, two talented performers, puppetry and an original soundscore composed by Matt Huxley (the composer for all of our shows).  Read more about the book here.

Creative Team

Devised ​by: the ​company

Original ​story ​by: ​Nicola ​Davies ​& ​Cathy ​Fisher

Performers: Tessa ​Bide ​& ​Eline Hallem

R&D Performer: Stephanie De Whalley

Director/Dramaturg: Adam ​Fuller

Movement ​Director: Laura ​Street

Designer: Luned ​Gwawr ​Evans

Composer: Matt ​Huxley

Lighting and Projection ​Designer: Joe ​Stathers

Animations: Karolina Bielskyte, David Rock and Laura Miranda Moreno with input from Sabrina Marengo.

Assistant ​Producer: Claire ​Crawford

R&D Design ​Assistant: Marta ​Smyk

R&D Production Assistant: Alice Palmer

Information for Bookers

Our downloadable venue pack is here.

For booking enquiries, please contact the team on

Photo credit to Kirsten McTernan, along with illustrations by Cathy Fisher from the book.

“The exceptionally engaged young audience is testament to an engrossing show that is full of compassion and makes siblings of us all.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Moving, gentle and thoughtful: Perfect is sophisticated and sensitive in its storytelling, exquisite in its design and, best of all, really trusts its young audience.” Children’s Theatre Reviews

“If I had to sum up Perfect in one word it would simply be that: perfect… ​Not only does this production introduce the subject of disability to children, it reminds adults about the innocence of childhood and the acceptance of all.” On The Beat

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