Elaine Hartley is a professional actress trained in theatre, film, TV, voiceover work and puppetry. She is an associate artist with Flabbergast Theatre Company, specializing in Bunraku puppetry and physical theatre, creating exciting and dynamic adult comedy through devised work and improvisation.

Elaine is a classically trained singer and pianist. She has composed music for film soundtracks and theatre. She also writes her own songs and has performed at the Bull's Head in Barnes, one of London's top Jazz venues.


Current Productions


The Mysteries in a Box

EThe secret lives of plants told through puppetry. A new piece of theatre written by Deborah Nash and directed by Steve Tiplady. We will be exploring the lives of plants, rare and common, tiny and tree-sized, which surround the Walthamstow Marshes, their importance to the area, and their mystical histories. Playing 26th November – 4th December at various venues in North London.

Facebook: @WalthamstowMysteries

Twitter: @WalthamMyst


Once Upon A Snowflake

This December I am off to Oxford to perform with Paper Balloon Theatre in their wonderful Production of ‘Once Upon a Snowflake’. Using a captivating blend of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting original songs, this is a funny, quirky and enchanting show for family audiences aged 3 and up. Performances are from 13th – 24th December at the Pegasus Theatre.

Paper Balloon Theatre

Flabbergast Theatre

Following a busy summer which involved taking our own double decker bus cocktail bar theatre venue – The Omnitorium - up to Edinburgh, Boris & Sergey are keeping up the momentum with various gigs across London this Autumn, including at Wilton’s Music Hall and The Coronet for Halloween. We will also be performing our super spooky Astonishing Freakatorium at Prema Arts Centre in Gloucestershire on the 19th Nov.

In bigger news, we’ve just finished filming a music video with Plan B – so keep a look out for us in his new release ‘In The Name of Man’.


Twice Shy Theatre

Amongst other gigs of Halloween debauchery, magical storytelling and a fiery trip to Switzerland, we will be performing at The Box in Soho this winter with a brand new act, guaranteed to shock and disturb all those who witness…


Duvet Day

I am delighted to be on board once more with Old Saw Theatre, this time performing in the one hander ‘Duvet Day’. A delightful new experience for babies aged 0-18months. With beautiful music by Paul Mosely, parent and babies are welcomed into our soft snuggly world of duvets as we explore forests, seas and star lit skies. Performing various dates Autumn 2016 and Winter/Spring 2017 including Polka Theatre at Easter.