Throwing Voices and Pulling Strings: The Life and Times of Ireland's "Puppeteer Laureate"

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A talk by Martin Molony

Eugene Lambert was a multi-talented actor, puppeteer and ventriloquist 
on stage, radio and television across seven decades of Irish entertainment. 
Ireland’s Jim Henson worked with Neil Jordan, Laurel & Hardy, 
Maureen Potter and Micheál Mac Liammóir.

The pioneering puppeteer was behind the characters 
of Wanderly Wagon and Bosco and was the creator of 
Ireland’s National Children’s Theatre in the form of the 
Lambert Puppet Theatre in Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Eugene’s adventures included being arrested in Britain 
for army desertion and arrested in Ireland for acquiring 
a driver’s licence for his ventriloquist’s dummy!

Your tour guide for this trip down memory lane is 
Martin Molony, who is a communications lecturer
and social historian at Dublin City University, 
specialising in the history of Irish puppetry.

Level 3, Lab | 6.30-7.30pm
Walk up, no booking required. All welcome

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