I designed and built a whole set of Audrey 2 puppets for Starbright entertainment. a production company who will hire them with the set for stage productions of The Little Shop of Horrors. Time was lean and budget was tight, but I'm proud of these as a set. i wanted to create something that was reminiscent of what people expected form the plant, but with an original and colourful twist.
This is The Reluctant Dragon, for touring theatre company Wizard Theatre. He posed a challenge in that the actor playing him was multi - rolling, so he needed to be able to get in and out very fast of the puppet, and yet the puppet had to remain impressive and expressive. he also featured moving lifting ears and wings that opened.
The Point youth theatre performed a beautiful production of peter pan, designed by the very talented Carl Davis. I was brought into make a set of puppets including a large ostrich, 4 wolves, nanna and to fix some existing props and puppets, like the croc. This was fantastic fun but hard work as i pretty much had just 5 days to design fabricate and build ALL the puppets on a very tight materials budget. was a fun challenge though
I designed the production of Little Matter for The River People. A show that was performed in a totally unique space from a wagon, sometimes under a tent sometimes open air and was very popular at Edinburgh festival.