Heather Lai

Actor ● Puppeteer

Heather is managed by JBR 


Originally from Hong Kong, Heather is skilled in clown, Chinese dance and Japanese Fan dance, Contact Improvisation, flute, and piano. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.

Heather is drawn to making her own work and collaborating with companies whose interests complement her own. She writes, devises, and creates her own theatre. She has taken her own work to the Edinburgh Festival and had a transfer to Vault Festival.

In addition to being an actor and musician she is also a skilled assistant director and a producer – she even assistant produced the Olivier Award Nominee – Alice’s Adventure Underground in Shanghai.

Heather is also a graduate of the Curious School of Puppetry. Recently she made her Royal Shakespeare Company debut with My Neighbour Totoro. Currently Heather is working with Glyndebourne as a puppeteer on Die Zauberflote.