This giant puppet of an old man was commissioned by Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company for a Fool’s Ensemble piece called ‘Song of the Sea’, led by Pady O’Connor. With paper mache head and light fabric body, the puppet represented the elderly version of a young masked character. We helped the group learn how to animate him with three puppeteers working in sympathy. The company has used him indoors as part of the show, and outdoors as a processional piece.
To see the group and puppet in action: