I was ambitious to make it through a whole run at 100%.
Sadly, in Sc8; Manny’s mast broke… I tried the spin (the same that I’ve been doing in Foxes for two years), this time however – the bolts holding the gas shock to the aluminium box section ripped out. I didn’t notice, ‘cos I was momentarily unconscious as a result of the blows to my head caused by the collapsing superstructure. In fact I only realised that I’d bumped my forehead as well, when some hours later, the golfball tonsure stopped hurting from the rear cudgelling and the quails egg ouch with small abrasion loomed large.
Wheeled offstage and left to sort it out, while the run continued on the other side of the video wall, I decided to sit down and have a cup of tea, using another of my strictly rationed Glengetti… if trouble continues at this rate, my stash’ll not make it to the end of the run
It should have been a straightforward move.
But panic took over.
Rushing forward won’t help.
…Knees make a nasty sound when they go.
…..as a result, I’ll have no Manny #2 for the foreseeable.
………if at all.
I am allowed to make some changes.
Some of the issues have remained since the show was declared ‘done’ in acrimonious fashion by director & producer (both long gone), are being addressed… now scene 17b comes to a proper state of rest.
Our Master Puppeteer is Todd (William Todd-Jones), a British puppet designer, performer, director, movement consultant and writer, for film, television and theatre. He has performed creatures & puppets on numerous feature films including; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter V, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, the various Muppet movies, The Neverending Story, Judge Dredd, Batman, Pinocchio, Lost in Space, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 101 Dalmatians and Fierce Creatures, but on this – he can’t fully tell you what he does.