Puppet Fiction is the brainchild of Hannah Clarke and Jon Coddington, made under Present Company Live, which specialises in puppetry, comedy, and innovative live theatre. The show began in 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand, and has since toured to Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Dunedin and the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch. Jon Coddington is a puppet maker who has hand crafted all of the 40cm marionettes. He also specialises in hand and rod puppets and performs a solo shows. Hannah Clarke is the Director of the New Zealand Fringe Festival, and has been making innovative and political theatre in Wellington for over a decade. Other performers include award winning performer Anya Tate-Manning, and the acclaimed Welsh/Samoan comedian James Nokise.