The Impossible Fair

Collaborative Puppet Designer and Maker

A site-specific, promenade puppetry performance of an enchanted Victorian circus, staged on Caerphilly Mountain.  In this new play written for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama I worked collaboratively within a team of makers on the company's costumes, set dressing, and the construction of a life size elephant puppet, animals on a circus carousel, a 'hook-a-duck' booth on a revolve mechanism, and the finale setting of a circus tent.

Director: Emma Williams

Musical Director: Lucy Rivers

Photos: Kirsten McTurnen & Isobel Nicolson

Venue: Mountain View Ranch

Dorothy the elephant
Dorothy the elephant
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Maquette vs life size puppet
Maquette vs life size puppet
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Scaling joint
Scaling joint
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Elephant body building
Elephant body building
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Sewing the finale saddle cloth
Sewing the finale saddle cloth
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Finale headdress
Finale headdress
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Churning out ducks
Churning out ducks
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building the Hook a Duck revolve
building the Hook a Duck revolve
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The Hook a Duck booth
The Hook a Duck booth
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Finale tent
Finale tent
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Pattern cutting the alligator
Pattern cutting the alligator
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Carousel alligator
Carousel alligator
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Carousel animals
Carousel animals
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Me, some mechanized fish and signs
Me, some mechanized fish and signs
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