'Miss Merlynda'

Merlynda Robinson (LLAM)

Ventriloquist & Puppeteer

Award-Winning Children's Poet

Award-Winning Children's Songwriter

Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre - Live Puppet Shows

Punch & Judy Puppet Shows

For Details of Latest Puppet Shows - Please Also Visit:

www.MissMerlyndaPuppetTheatre.com

Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre and Puppet Museum

Bucks Mills - Bideford

Devon  EX39 5DY

- Presents -

Live Puppet Shows!

Every Saturday & Sunday

- 2.00pm to 3.00pm -

Seats £10.00 per adult*

- Includes a FREE Fairy-Tales & Fables Poetry Booklet!

Children FREE!*

*Maximum 2 Children Per Adult.

Age Range: 4-6 years - Not Suitable For Babies & Toddlers.

Seats Must Be Booked In Advance.

Sorry - No Disabled Access and No Public Toilets.

To Book Seats & For Further Info - Please Call:

01237 431166

- PLUS! New For 2020! -

Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre becomes a Puppet Museum on:

Saturdays, Sundays

and Mondays:

10am-4pm

On Display Are A Wide Variety of Puppets from Miss Merlynda's Puppet Collection - PLUS! - Miss Merlynda gives Live Demonstrations of Puppetry and Ventriloquism.

Entry (Donations): Adults: £2 and Children (over 8s): £1

Under 8s: FREE (Sorry: Not Suitable For Babies or Toddlers)

All Children MUST Be Accompanied by an Adult.

Sorry - No Disabled Access and No Public Toilets.

Please Note:  Live Puppet Shows Take Place on Saturdays & Sundays between 2-3pm - Please arrange your visit outside of these times.

Merlynda'sReviews:

“Merlynda Robinson is not only one of the UK's leading Singing Teachers - She is also one of the most interesting."
- Editor - The Works -The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters
"Undoubtedly Fine Pieces.”
- BBC Radio 4

“Really Enjoyed Listening!”
- Classic FM
“Thank you So Much for the Musical Evening - Everyone Enjoyed It and said IT ADDED SOMETHING SPECIAL to the Party.”
- Baroness Golding - The House of Lords Party, London
“A Very Big Thank You. I received Many Compliments from our Guests and I feel you really started off what was an Absolutely Perfect Day for Us. Thank You for Setting the Tone.”
- The Rainbow-Miller Event - The Elvetham Country Estate, Hampshire
“Listening to lately with great delight: A Genuinely Unusual Dark-Hued Voice with something of the Range and Timbre of a vibrant Tenor Saxophone. She performs a cappella, with piano accompaniment, and with orchestrated backing tracks. I particularly enjoyed ‘Smokey Moon’* with its evocative dubbed intro, its Cor Anglais obbligato and its Minor/Major oscillations. ‘BitterSweet Boy’* includes a lovely arc-shaped sequential melody, a genuine modern jazz texture, and some authentic Skat singing. Another hit was ‘The Brussel Sprout Song’ – a fun Cabaret item in the Flanders & Swann or Victoria Wood tradition. I’d like to Thank her for letting me hear these unique and original performances.”
- J. Conway, Founder & Editor: The British Association of Tonal Composers
"Merlynda's new disc contains eight tracks, six of them for piano - including a piano duet - plus one for guitar, and a synthesized piece which features an accordion and orchestral effects.  All the tracks on this disc reveal quirkily attractive qualities and I particularly enjoyed the solo piano pieces 'Lesson on a Tightrope' and 'Trapeze Entanglement' which perhaps reveal the influence of 20th century composers for the piano like Bartok and Soulima Stravinsky.  For now though I'd like to concentrate on the first and last tracks on the album.  'Alternator Shipyard' is a brilliant addition to the piano duet repertoire, written in a sunny G major with the odd mixolydian inflection.  I loved the procession of sturdy quick-fire themes, minimalistic, and yet bound together with delightful counterpoints above and below.  There's a slower episode before the recapitulation but the piece has unity and purpose.  There's also a kind of innocence and charm beneath the surface musical sophistication which is tremendously appealing.  The last track is dubbed 'Scorpions des Villes', a stunningly original piece which sounds as if it could be the finale of a concerto for piano accordion and strings.  Its three layers consist of accordion on top, pizzicato violas, and a string bass line.  As in 'Alternator Shipyard' there are minimalist tendencies in this fascinating piece and the repetitions gradually cast a hypnotic spell on the listener.  In its emotional effect though it's quite different to the earlier piece - dark, slightly menacing, sinister even …"
- BATCOM Newsletter No 16
- Article Author:  J. Conway - Founder - The British Association of Tonal Composers
“Congratulations on your Highly-Commended Songwriter Award!  -  It was Very Well Deserved!”
- Spirit FM
“An Unusually large and low vocal range.”
- The New York Singing Teachers Association, New York, USA
“Out of the many titles on that particular compilation CD, yours did stand out!
It sounded great to me!”
- D. Paramor - Former Manager of EMI Music - United Artists  - and - Dick James Music Ltd
"I want to Congratulate Merlynda because I really enjoyed her voice.  I'm a high soprano, yet I can't get enough of contraltos, their sound is so unique - rare - and attractive to me.  I'll be adding her track to my Ipod.  I hope she becomes famous."
- D Unstan
“You have an unusual voice - Fantastic!  You are so unique.”
- D Taylor
“I had a lot of comments back from everyone on how much they enjoyed the entertainment - how professional you were - and what a lot of effort you had gone to - to make the Event the Success it was.”
- The Godwin Event - The Haslemere Hospital, Surrey
FOR MORE REVIEWS ABOUT
- MERLYNDA'S AWARD-WINNING POEMS & SONGS - 
Click on the 'REVIEWS' page ... 
Latest Poetry Collections by Award-winning Poet
- Merlynda Robinson (LLAM) …

Merlynda Robinson (LLAM)

Award-Winning Poet  & Songwriter
- Merlynda's Current Book Titles -
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Merlynda's Background Biography
LATEST BOOK TITLES:
Merlynda's Latest Poetry Collections - Available To Order via The Devon Book Society - www.DevonBookSociety.com - or Contact Merlynda via the 'Contact Us' page:

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Title:   'MERLYNDA:  Bucks Mills Poet in The Cabin' (Poet-In-Residence: The Cabin)
- A Collection of Romantic and Humorous Poems created by Merlynda whilst 'Poet-in-Residence' at The Cabin in Bucks Mills - illustrated with B/W photographs of the interior of The Cabin - plus two of the author's original illustrations
- Published by The Devon Book Society
ISBN:  978-1-9160175-0-4

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Title:  'THE BUCKS MILLS FUNNY TIMES!  - Comical Ditties, Odes & Illustrations'
- A Collection of Comical Ditties, Odes & Illustrations - relaying the weird and wacky historical events and local characters of Bucks Mills.  This Series of charming B/W Cartoons & humorous Comical Ditties are both created by the author. 
- Published by The Devon Book Society
ISBN:  978 -1-9160175-1-1

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Title:  'THE ROMANCE OF BUCKS MILLS'
- 'Romantic Love, Bereavement, Nature & Place Inspired Poems'  
- Merlynda's Latest Romantic Poetry Collection - inspired by the woodlands, quay and seashore of Bucks Mills - and including poems about Love and Bereavement, Place and Nature. 
- Published by The Devon Book Society
ISBN:  978-1-9160175-2-8

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Title:   'WAR POEMS  - A Collection For Remembrance 1918-2018'
- Merlynda's Collection of Commemorative World War One inspired Poems including poems commissioned by Bordon Army Garrison to commemorate the closure of the World War One Garrison in Hampshire, England which was constructed primarily by soldiers.   Suitable For Adults & Teens.
- Published by Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Poetry Publications For Children
ISBN:  978-1-9998821-4-3

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Title:  'NAUGHTY! NAUGHTY! - Naughty & Comedy Poems For Adults'
- A Collection of Comical and Satirical Poems which Merlynda has performed live at Comedy, Poetry and Literary Festivals - hilariously saucy and straight from the hip - covering a wide variety of topics - and definitely for adults only!
- Published by The Devon Book Society
ISBN: 978- 1-9160175-3-5

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Merlynda's 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws' Poetry Publications For Children - Book Titles:
Title:  '6 FAIRYTALES & VERSE-FABLES 4 YOU!' 
ISBN:  978-1-9998821-0-5
Published by Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Poetry Publications For Children
- A Collection of Merlynda's Exciting Fairytales In Rhymes & Educational Verse-Fables .  Merlynda's rhyming Fairytales and Verse-Fables are based on the old classics - With a wacky rhyming twist!   Grandparents - Parents - and Children alike adore these everlasting Rhyming Tales and Rhyming Fables of long, long ago - and love the messages encouraging kindness and fairness, courage and laughter, within each of them!  Absolutely Terrific for Story-Time - and Bed-Time!
- For Children of All Ages
Title:  'JOLLY RHYMES!'
ISBN:  978-1-9998821-1-2
Published by Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Poetry Publications For Children 
- An Absolutely Hilarious Collection of Merlynda's hugely entertaining and highly popular Comical Poems For Children - including  Tall Tales in Rhymes - Super Silly Nonsense Poems - and - Giggling Funny Action Poems!  Smashing for Story-Time!
- For Children of All Ages
Title: 'THE TALE OF THE GOAT & THE WOLF' 
ISBN:  978-1-9998821-2-9
Published by Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Poetry Publications For Children
- An Exciting Epic Fairytale In Rhymes About When NOT To Open The Door To Strangers!   A favourite longer poem which is perfect for dramatic recitation - and - for live audience participation.  A little bit scary and simply perfect for younger children at Halloween!
- For Children of All Ages
Title:  'TIGGEE TATTER & TICKLEE' 
ISBN: 978-1-9998821-3-6
Published by Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Poetry Publications For Children
- A Delightfully Sweet and Highly Colourful  Poem & Picture Story about an unlikely yet fun and devoted friendship between a ginger Sock Puppet Cat : 'Tiggee -Tatter'  (created  by 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws' out of an old sock and little bits of fur and felt!)  - and - a tiny Clockwork Toy Mouse called: 'Ticklee'.  Charming and Cute - and utterly enchanting - this unusual and utterly unique story-poem is illustrated with Merlynda's brightly coloured sock-puppet and toy mouse photographs!  Perfect for Quiet-Time - and Bed-Time!
- Especially For Young Children

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NEW FOR 2020! ...

Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre & Puppet Museum

From 2020 the Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre becomes a fun and informative Puppet Museum!
On Display are a wide variety of different types of puppets from Miss Merlynda's private Puppet Collection
- PLUS! -
Miss Merlynda gives LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS of Ventriloquism and Puppeteering!  
The Puppet Museum is OPEN TO VISITORS - on: Mondays - 10.00am to 4.00pm
For Additional Summer Open Times - Please Call: 01237 431166. 
Entry (Donations):
£2.00 - Adults
£1.00 - Children (Over 8s)
Under 8s - FREE 
Directions: 
Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre & Puppet Museum is near to St Anne's Church in Bucks Mills near Bideford in glorious north Devon. 
Free Car-Parking is close-by. 
Sorry - Currently there is no disabled access and no public toilets. 
Please Note: 
Miss Merlynda Puppet Theatre and Puppet Museum is not suitable for babies or toddlers and all children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum of 2 children per adult.
SATNav: Bucks Mills, Bideford, Devon EX39 5DY

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Miss Merlynda's

Background Biography:

3 Poetry Awards - 47 Poetry Anthologies - 16 Solo Poetry Collections, to date: 
For Poetry Awards & Published Book Titles to date - Please See 'About'
Award-Winning & Published Book-Jacket Illustrator - aka: 'Kitty Pigfish'
For Art Awards, Commissions, Exhibitions to date - Please See 'Qualifications'
Award-Winning BookJacket Illustrator (Leaf Publications)
- Winner: 'The Leaf  Book-Jacket Illustration Award' Merlynda's War-Themed Poems Commissioned & Published Online by Bordon ArmyGarrison:
Please visit website: 'Bordon Reflections' 
Merlynda's Poetry Published by: The Poetry Society - 'The Train Paused'
Award-Winning & Published Monologues writer (GAPP) - Title:  'ACT! Alone'
Commissioned & Published Art Author (The Art Institute) - Title: 'Master The Art'
Award-Winning & Published Short Story Writer (Forward) - Title: ' Cold Shivers' 
Poetry Magazine Founder & Editor (Illustrated & Printed)
- Title:  'The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'  
Former Poetry Magazine Founder & Editor (Illustrated & Printed): 'The Poetry Box'
Former Poetry Magazine Editor (Illustrated & Printed): 'Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'
Poetry Festival Director:  'The Bucks Mills Poetry Festival 2019'
Magazine & Newspaper Columnist: 'The Observer Series of Newspapers'
Live Poetry Broadcasts & Interviews at BBC & Radio Stations including:
BBC Three Counties
BBC Solent
BBC South
Radio Lion
Delta Radio
Spirit FM
Live Poetry Readings at Poetry Festivals & Literary Festivals:
The Chichester Festival, West Sussex
The Havant Literary Festival, Hampshire
The Port Solent Festival, Hampshire
The Ripley Festival, Surrey
The Beer & Oyster Festival, Hampshire 
The Milford Festival, Surrey
The Oakwood Festival, Chichester, West Sussex
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Christmas Public Events (indoor/outdoor) in:
London, Surrey, West Sussex,Hampshire, Devon 
Touring One-Woman Show (Creator/Writer/Performer):
Title: '7 Deadly Sins' - London Fringe, Surrey, Hampshire, West Sussex
Live Poetry Readings and Appearances as 'Headline Poet' :
O'Connors
The Secret Garden
The Wheelwrights
The White Hart
WordBox
East Hill House
Milkwood
Greenbanks
Other Live Performances at:
The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park/Park Lane, London
The Elvetham Country Estate, Hampshire
G-Live (Civic Hall) Guildford, Surrey 
Poet In Residence: The Artist Cabin, Bucks Mills, Devon, England - 2018
As part of Merlynda's Residency she has created 10 new Poems inspired by the possessions and friendship of Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards -
Please See Merlynda's Live Poetry Readings Filmed at the Cabin as part of Residency - on the above 'Artist In Residence Bucks Mills' page.

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