Smoking Puppet Cabaret @ Shambala Festival

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

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

Teaching at NODA 2013

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

Smoking Puppet Cabaret 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

Starry Night

Directed Heidi Vaughn Set & Costume Design by Katie Sykes Assitant Designer Corina Bona Donkey, Lamb and Camel puppets were designed by Corina. She supported Bristol Old Vic Prop making students to create them. All the puppets were made from ready made items like jumpers and duffle bags. Corina also directed the puppetry in the piece and delivered workshops to teach the actors how best to … Continue reading Starry Night

Recently made Puppets for Theatre

Forest Forge Theatre BORN by Lucy Sewill  Fawn puppet was made using steamed willow and natural fabrics to create a patchwork skeletal effect. Light and wonderfully robust these materials proved ideal for the function of this puppet. Information for up and coming Puppeteers http://getintotheatre.org/case-studies/article/corina-bona-puppeteer Continue reading Recently made Puppets for Theatre

Punch and Judy Rebooted

Comedy Channel GOLD Punch & Judy Rebooted Over the Month of July and August I was contracted by Taylor Herring PR. to design and produce 10 modernised Punch and Judy Puppets for their Client UKTV GOLD. I did so with the help of Emma Powell/ Sculpt, Hanna Habermann/ Molds, Rosalind Marshall and Catherine Sweet/ Costumes. “They are even better in the flesh!” UKTV GOLD “Thanks … Continue reading Punch and Judy Rebooted