Chelsey

Chelsey Lee is a puppeteer and maker originally from the North West of England. She trained in Physical Theatre at East 15 Acting School where her spark for puppetry was truly ignited. After leaving East 15, Chelsey spent the next few years puppeteering for shows such as CBeebies ‘Sarah and Duck’ as Sarah, Moomintroll in ‘Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley’ and working in China as an Associate Artist for the David Glass Ensemble.

Role: The Lyceum

Speciality: The Lyceum

Productions: Show title 1. Show Title 2, Show Title 3

Chelsey Lee is a puppeteer and maker originally from the North West of England. She trained in Physical Theatre at East 15 Acting School where her spark for puppetry was truly ignited. After leaving East 15, Chelsey spent the next few years puppeteering for shows such as CBeebies ‘Sarah and Duck’ as Sarah, Moomintroll in ‘Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley’ and working in China as an Associate Artist for the David Glass Ensemble. From this, she went on to work as a Puppet Practitioner for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. She has also performed at festivals including Glastonbury and Lost Village and thrives when being in an environment where improvisation is key.

As a small sprog, Chelsey would stick bits of cardboard together and build creatures and scenes for them to plunge into. It’s safe to say Chelsey’s thirst for the puppet industry grew further than being on stage and she felt that it was time to exercise her maker genes. Chelsey first worked for Nick as an intern for Sheffield Crucible’s production of ‘Life of Pi’ and subsequently on the West End transfer and Al Adiyat for the Dubai Expo.

Alongside puppet making, Chelsey is co-founder of Moth Physical Theatre who are in collaboration with the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands. She has produced a number of commissioned shows which tour the East End and was brought in to create an interactive experience for celebrities and high stake holders for the premier opening of ‘Beasts of London’, where Chelsey puppeteered the head of the fox voiced by Kate Moss.

Whilst sculpting plastazote is her main game, Chelsey also runs Nick’s social media. Thanks to her knowledge and skills inherited from her previous side hustle of working for Liverpool Football Club’s social media team!

The making world continues to take Chelsey on to different paths and has worked for film companies such as Arch Model Studios and recently a Warner Brother’s feature film ‘The Flash’, based within the Costume FX department.




nick@nickbarnesdesign.co.uk

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