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Puppetry thrives amid war in Ukraine

The Odesa Puppet Theatre plays a vital role for Ukrainians facing the violence and trauma of war, explain Nataliia Borodina and Matt Smith

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An image of the Odesa Puppet Theatre building and an actor in a hat holding a puppet fox

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Matt Smith is a reader in applied theatre and puppetry at the University of Portsmouth

Nataliia Borodina is an associate professor at Odesa National Polytechnic University, a volunteer psychologist and human rights defender

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