PuppetCraft’s team has been busy carving, painting, sewing, welding, hammering and rehearsing for performances of Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride.
The challenge has been to make really small marionettes so we can fit into a tight space next to an orchestra, but have everyone in the audience see the puppets.
Our solution is to live film and project huge images onto the wall of the medieval hall at Dartington.
We have tested out our little stage, perched on a window sill, with a 20m roll of fabric as a backdrop, sliding scenery… and it all works. Photos were taken on a sunny day, but we will be performing when it is dark so the projections will look amazing.
Only a few weeks to go and only two performances!
6th and 7th November.