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" a joy to behold " * * * * The Herald          " a deceptively simple story that will melt even the flintiest of hearts " * * * * The List          " a beautifully realised and delicately performed piece of puppetry " * * * * Edinburgh Spotlight          "has the capacity to touch adults on an emotional level as well as delight the wee ones" * * * * Edinburgh Guide         



Cloud Man



Cloudia has always had her head in the clouds. A cloud expert, she has dreamt all her life of seeing a Cloud Man – extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky...
In this delightful show brought to you by Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker, Co-Created by Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen, the audience follows the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain, a place where the views are always surprising – and, if you’re lucky, you might see something very special indeed.
Featuring a blend of puppetry, storytelling and sumptuous visuals, Cloud Man is a 45-minute show suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years.
The show was devised and developed together with collaborator Lewis Hetherington, and is directed by Alasdair Satchel. It features original music by Niroshini Thambar and Nik Paget-Tomlinson, as well as set and puppets created by Ailie. Originally performed by Ailie, Cloud Man was recast with Jen Edgar for its appearance as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland Showcase 2011 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

As part of the Made in Scotland award, Ailie and Lewis also produced a Cloud Man Book.
This can be bought via the website shop or after the show, allowing audience members to continue to enjoy the story of Cloud Man at home.


Ailie has toured extensively in the UK, and internationally. She is an associate artist of Puppetstate Theatre Company, with whom she co-directed and designed ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’. She has also worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, The Citizens and Grid Iron, and has produced solo shows including Rumplestiltskin at the Fairytale Laundry and Jazz Mouse. She was also commissioned by TAG theatre to create Museum of Dreams which appeared at the Singapore Arts Festival 2011.

For any further information about Cloudman contact

Ailie Cohen:  ailiecohen@me.com  or phone +44 (0) 7946274804