Maria Coelho and Steve Newton are performance Artists, Musicians, Puppeteers, Entertainers and Educators based in Bristol. 

Maria Coelho has a degree in Drama & Theatre Studies,  ​she takes on many characters and personalities in her varied work outlets. She is also a qualified and experienced primary school teacher and is a specialist in Indian puppetry and traditional stories.

Steve Newton is a professional Punch and Judy Professor, he has created a unique and enchanting Flea Circus show and is a talented musician. He has been a special education teacher for 30 years as a class teacher and creative arts coordinator,  and has predominantly worked teaching people with profound disabilities.  He met Maria at University where he also obtained a  degree in Drama & Theatre Studies. When Steve is not puppeteering, you will often find him behind his guitar. He also plays with various bands and runs discos too.