Company / Theatre: UK Tour


Director: Christopher Renshaw


Producer: Music & Lyrics

Dr. Dolittle

These puppets were created for a revival of Leslie Bricusse’s much loved musical Dr.Dolittle!

This was an ambitious make: 52 puppets, 27 individual designs, including a double headed llama (the infamous pushme-pullyu!), a sabre toothed tiger, a small faced bear and a giant pink sea snail!

To create the puppets a skilled and hardworking team of 14 makers worked flat out for 4 months, carving and patterning plastazote, assembling and painting a beautiful cast of colourful and charismatic animal characters.

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Company / Theatre: UK Tour


Director: Christopher Renshaw


Producer: Music & Lyrics


In the press

‘It’s the puppets that the little people seem to love the most…with attention to detail on the animals’ every move’

Emma Gill, Manchester Evening News, Dec 17 2018

‘The major draw in this production is the ingenious puppetry’

Sammi O’Neill, Theatre South East, Nov 21 2018

Credits

Designer
Nick Barnes

Associate Puppet Designer
Caroline Bowman

Lead Sculptors
Billie Achilleos
Nick Barnes
Rose Beale
Caroline Bowman
Charlie Tymms

Lead Makers
Oli Simonon
Ivan Thorley

Puppet Makers
Daisy Beattie
Jennifer Budd
Maia Kirkman-Richards
Arna Maria Kristjansdottir
Suzanne Law
Maya Lohse
Seb Mayer
Emily Morus-Jones
Jenny Mustill
Sadie Stanton

Snail Inflatable Construction
Dulcie Best

Work Experience
Hannah Benn
Maia Kniveton
Lotje van Ginneken

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nick@nickbarnesdesign.co.uk

    I’d like to reserve a place on the One Person puppet Making Course