As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.

I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Crossing.

Images of The Crossing.

This is the image you see as you walk into the building.

The Beggar Man.

Ratatoska, The Squirrel.
The Bear, in Beauty and The Beast.

The Bear, in Beauty and The Beast.

I really enjoyed working on this project, making the puppets and working with some fantastic talented people. There were 7 puppets in total, of which I made 5. I would like to thank Dan Brown from Pointed Arrow for giving my such a great opportunity.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Masks of Sweeney Todd and Huddersfield Arts Festival.

Masks in the making.

Final, finished masks.

My table at the exhibition.

So the long awaited exhibition took place last week and was great fun. I am very glad that I was involved. There were many Theatre pieces which took place throughout the day and evening, and lots of interesting people to talk to. I was able to set up a stand to display the best of work. I took along the masks from my Sweeney Todd Scheme, the puppets from 'Omelette Du Fromage' and my wooden puppet. Hopefully something interesting will come from this weekend.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

So the opening night of 'The Crossing' by Pointed Arrow is tonight. It is one of those 'invite only'
affairs. Everyone else, you can come along Friday or Saturday. Remember that it is free, and I a STAGE HAND! Good luck to everyone involved.

Images of this production and the Huddersfield Arts Festival to follow.