Vision Mechanics leads in encouraging communities to cooperate in the creation of original high quality arts projects. Events are staged all over the country in both conventional and site-specific environments with a strong emphasis on cross-artform collaborations.

14th-27th AUGUST

The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski

Experience Vision Mechanics’ latest production at this year’s Festival
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What the reviewers say

“…it’s perhaps the rich detail of that real-life origin that makes The
Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski such an outstanding piece of work…”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman *****

“Vision Mechanics has sculpted a snapshot of life – an immeasurably
powerful achievement. And they handle it with deft care and respect.”
Dominic Corr, Corr Blimey *****

“I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.”
Philip Caveney, Bouquets and Brickbats 4.4*

The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski was shortlisted for a Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2023 (CATS AWARDS) – Best Technical Presentation


The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski



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Symon Macintyre

Artistic Director

Symon has a background in civil engineering, subsequently training in puppetry at Little Angel Theatre, London. For the past 35 years he has worked as a director, producer, performer and puppeteer, continually pushing the boundaries of conventional theatre and incorporating new technologies, to create bold, distinctive theatre events. He has created work for performance in living rooms, on city streets, on beaches, in back gardens, in forests and even in theatres.

Kim Bergsagel

Creative Director

Kim trained at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and at the Little Angel Theatre and is a performer, designer and maker. Kim’s unique and beautiful puppet designs have led to commissions from across the globe for theatre, film and television. Kim’s work for Vision Mechanics has ranged from designing and carving STORM, a 10 metre high sea goddess puppet, to creating exquisitely detailed micro marionettes for the Company’s current production, The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski.


Get in touch with Vision Mechanics

Vision Mechanics is always keen to collaborate with talented individuals, partners and organisations. If you have a creative idea you would like to share with us with a view to a possible future collaboration or if you are a member of a community group and would like to look at the possibility of initiating an arts project, please get in touch. All suggestions will of course be treated as confidential.

81 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5HZ

+44 (0)131 554 8923

Vision Mechanics Ltd is a registered charity in Scotland SCO23585