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.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Initial Clay Faces.

These are the first three clay faces which will become puppets for the project 'Even When The Sky is Falling Down'.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Introducing: 'When the Sky is Falling Down.'

I have been very busy this week going to two performances and inspiring myself with my next project. I've been to see 'Cleopatra' by the Northern Ballet and then tonight's production of 'Others' by The Paper Birds. Both shows were absolutely amazing and have really given me something to think about for my own work. These have spurred me to really get stuck in my new idea which I have given the first title of 'When the Sky is Falling Down.' I am unsure as of yet what the exact end performance will be but I have begun some research, drawing and playing with clay.
Here are a few images of my research for the masks and puppet faces of the characters.