Cinderella

Puppet Maker 

I worked with the designer's brief to build three texture-heavy, industrial, structural puppets: a dancing bear, a forest fairy and a wolfhound.  I designed and trialled most of the mechanics and form before they were put to real test in rehearsals.  After which final touches to the joins, handles and rendering was made.

The majority of the puppet structures are made from willow or worbla. The wolfhound's legs are cut from dyed birch ply and much of the rendering materials are leather, melted ribbons and distressed faux fur, which I sprayed into. 

Director: Dominic Hill

Musical Director: Nikola Kodjabashia

Designer: Gabriella Slade

Lighting Designer: Lizzie Powell

Production Photos: Tim Morozzo 

Venue: Citizens Theatre, Glasgow 

Bear Puppet
Bear Puppet

My initial design - before the backpack idea

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Hound
Hound

Initial design when Black Douglas was a bloodhound

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Bear
Bear
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Bear paw
Bear paw
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Fairy construction
Fairy construction
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Fairy hand
Fairy hand
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Hound
Hound
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Black Douglas
Black Douglas
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Black Douglas
Black Douglas
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Production shot
Production shot
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Production Shot
Production Shot
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