Company / Theatre: The Lyceum


Director: Max Webster


Producer: Sheffield Crucible Theatre/Simon Friend Productions Ltd

The Life of Pi

We were thrilled to win the 2022 Olivier award for Set Design alongside Tim Hatley for our puppets for this stunning production. The show started life at Sheffield Crucible Theatre and is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End. Alongside Richard Parker, the tiger at the heart of Pi’s journey, the production has life sized zebras, hyenas, and orangutans all inspired by driftwood sculpture.

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Company / Theatre: The Lyceum


Director: Max Webster


Producer: Sheffield Crucible Theatre/Simon Friend Productions Ltd


In the press

‘every puppet is a knockout.’

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out, Dec 2 2021

‘… it’s above all the animals that astound … These fabulous puppets, designed by Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes, are miraculously expressive and gasp-inducingly beautiful,’

Sam Marlowe, inews, Dec 3 2021

Credits

Designers
Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell

Associate Puppet Designer
Caroline Bowman

 

 

 

Lead Sculptors
Caroline Bowman
Oli Simonon
Charlie Tymms

Puppet Makers
Richard Gray
Suzanne Law
Chelsey Lee
Maya Lohse
Scarlet Turner
Daria Vasko
Stephanie Wong

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nick@nickbarnesdesign.co.uk

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