On Sunday 10th April 2011 The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild will present a day of ‘The Marionette.’ This unique Master Class will include an in-depth discussion on such subjects as construction, costuming, stringing and control with training on how to facilitate optimum movement and effective manipulation, culminating in an open discussion on the future of the marionette. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations and opportunities for trainingand hands on practice in the art of marionette manipulation. A manipulation rehearsal regime will be offered, incorporating common problems and tips and tricks towards a solution. The particular problems of solo performers and two person companies will also be covered. (Handouts forming an informative training pack will be given throughout the day).
The Workshop will be led by Chris Somerville of the Harlequin Puppet Theatre; Ted Beresford Marionette Maker and Performer; and Michael Dixon current winner of the Harlequin Award.