Just Add Water

Puppet Designer and Maker 

An under-water tale set in the 'Museum of the Drowned World' with a legion of puppets, large and small.  I led the team creating a giant diving suit, a diver marionette, and three swooping manta rays.  After its debut in and around the Bute Theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the production toured to the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.

Director: Emma Williams

Musical Director: Lucy Rivers

Photos: Kirsten McTurnen, Olivia Racionzer & Isobel Nicolson

Venue: Bute Theatre, RWCMD

Poly carve mould
Poly carve mould

before a fibre glass coating

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Filler and fibre glass
Filler and fibre glass
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Marionette Diver
Marionette Diver
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Giant diver and rays
Giant diver and rays

The diver was operated by three people, one person inside. The rays had a bent rod mechanism to create gently undulating wings.

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Glowing Helmet
Glowing Helmet
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Swooping Manta Ray
Swooping Manta Ray
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Manta Ray
Manta Ray

with a swooping, circling mechanism

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Mantaray
Mantaray

Operated from above

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Prague Show
Prague Show
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Small Manta Ray in Prague
Small Manta Ray in Prague
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