The Mr Arthur's Puppets Story
Keiran Arthur is a primary school teacher and early childhood educator who has always used his collection of puppets as a teaching tool. After moving from Canberra in the ACT to Berkshire Park in NSW, many former students expressed how much they would miss the puppets.
In 2011 Mr Arthur began the Mr Arthur's Puppets YouTube Channel as a way to share his puppetry with former students. The YouTube channel sent Mr Arthur's Puppets to a worldwide audience and has now been seen in every country of the world approaching half a million views.
In 2011 Mr Arthur auditioned for Australia's Got Talent and received a call back to perform at the 2012 AGT televised auditions in front of judges Brian McFadden, Danni Minogue and Kyle Sandilands and an audience of 5000 people. This propelled Mr Arthurs Puppets into the spotlight of national television and further Youtube success.
Since Australia's Got Talent, Mr Arthur's Puppets has become a business. Mr Arthur and the puppets have been busy producing educational and comedy puppet DVDs and continuing the ever popular Youtube productions.
Mr Arthur's Puppets has branched out to become an online puppet shop supplying awesome quality puppets to the world. In 2015 he also began taking his range of puppets to local markets. This is a fantastic way to be able to share the love of puppetry and encourage others to engage in puppetry too.
So there you have it. The story of a teacher with a passion for puppetry who chased his dream and is now living it. The best part is that this story never ends. It continues with each new and exciting puppet opportunity.