"Max was ever helpful, cheery and positive in a rather stressful situation. He had to build many puppets over a short period of time. And they all ended up being highly characteristic, ingenious and very loved by our team and the audience.
He's a joy to work with."
Marianne Elliott, Director
"Max was an effortless and ingenious collaborator on Raven Girl. Not only did he prototype extraordinary wings for rehearsal use and sensitively adapted them for each unique dancer, the final wings were absolutely breathtaking. I cannot recommend Max enough - highly professional, inventive and totally user friendly!"
Wayne McGregor, Choreographer
“Dedicated and driven with an eagerness to pursue challenges and to always offer alternative solutions to a problem”
Tom Scutt, Designer
“Ultimately I have learned that Max is the best puppet maker I have ever met, he is a designer, artist, craftsman and enthusiast in a way that I could only have dreamed of when I started to look for the right man for this task. If you are looking for a puppet maker, he’s your man."
Rich Rusk, Artisitic Director, Night light (in interview)
"Max is the Nikola Tesla of puppet making."*
Little Bulb Theatre
"Max Humphries is one of the most inventive, and exciting, theatrical problem solvers in the business. From a cork in a bald man's head to a twenty foot giant he has never let me down."
Steve Marmion, Artistic Director, Soho Theatre
“What he lacks in years, he overcompensates in talent.”
Chris Pirie, Artistic Director, Green Ginger
"Max has created a unique, inspiring and outstanding style of puppet making, and it has been a real pleasure to watch him evolve."
Dik Downey, Artistic Director, Pickled Image
"Max was constructed incorrectly and has to be dismantled."
Joel Horwood, Playwright
(*This is an overstatement)