Over the last two months I have had the fortune to work for Aardman Animations on two jobs. Here is a little video with a mention of my latest production which is related to Thumbelina, for details check out my lasts productions page. Continue reading Aardmann Commercials
Betty Blue Eyes is the wonderful Musical Adaptation of “A Private Function” I was commissioned by the Dance School Of Scotland to create their Betty! She was created over a two week period, from foam and fleece. It was a pleasure to deliver her to Glasgow in person and train their cast to puppeteer her. Over the next month they will be rehearsing and blocking the … Continue reading Betty Blue Eyes
Do you need some entertainment at your next birthday party?! Why not enjoy the company of some wonderful interactive characters. Our latest outing was to a 5th birthday party held at King Weston House in Bristol. 25 young children aged between 3 and 7 were delighted and engaged by Andrea Delamico, Buster the Racoon and Pirate Percy and his tales of Treasure. Combining games and … Continue reading Birthday Parties!!!!
As the lights go down and the curtain falls, something strange is happening at Shambala Festival – a wondrous tent packed full of puppets will be entertaining you by day and by night! Now in its 3rd year, fresh from rip-roaring outings at Bristol Festival Of Puppetry and The Wardrobe Theatre, The Smoking Puppet Cabaret will host twisted puppetry, eclectic sounds and off-beat humour for … Continue reading Smoking Puppet Cabaret @ Shambala Festival
L_ve Hangman is a live interactive gameshow experience brought to you by Mufti a theatre company, they specialise in large interactive games. I was approached last July by their Artistic Director Malcolm Hamilton to design and make the Hangman booth, letter boards and humanett style puppet body for their production. Hangman has since featured at Mayfest and Shambala Festival. It was a huge success with … Continue reading #L_VE Hangman
NODA Summer school at Warwick University is where professionals teach amateur companies who want to polish or train in new skills. Last year students requested a course in Puppetry. As the puppetry tutor I spent a week teaching a group of 13 adults aged between 30-60 how to puppeteer. We started with the very basics of object manipulation proceeding to more sophisticated multi-person operated puppets. … Continue reading Teaching at NODA 2013
Oedipus in Boots performing at the Smoking Puppet Cabaret tent, Shambala Festival 2013. Having curated and managed this years Puppetry tent at Shambala 2013, Corina Bona also performed with Blue blue Peter twice for the evening adult cabarets. Our programme was fit to burst with appearances from The String Theatre’s Insect Circus; Finger & Thumb with their gobsmacking hand shadows;Croon Production with some moody retro … Continue reading Smoking Puppet Cabaret 2013