Developing Production Skills-Constructing and developing characters

1980 s cousin paul peter nan and
Betty is based on my Nan Betty
1984 me nan hilda,terminus tavern
and Sally on her trendy sister Hilda
1990 aunty diane and racheal at matty christening
she was loud and always had an opinion
2010 nan grandad2
but a heart of gold
i would like the puppets to be less realistic so the audience focus on the words not the figure

downloadimages (1)images (2)imagesMaking-A-Marionettepunch_detailPUPPETS

perhaphs a little less sinister than this



I hope that in one or two of the filmed pieces we can convey a serious subject in a similar style and mannerisms to my Nan. she could be brash in talking about a subject not because she wanted to offend or upset but because she genuinely did not either know about it or how to discuss it. many subjects today are discussed and understood openly that an older generation may not be aware of. so when your next on the bus and a more senior person is “giving out” about a subject, consider this. they are basing their opinions on how they understand the world and what they are used to things being. be patient and try to be sympathetic as the more senior members do not all surf the web and do not understand fully

how you speak

gender identity

younger culture ie. drugs

as you grow you really learn one main lesson, which thankfully my Nan taught me, you never stop learning something new and sometimes shocking


i hope the characters make the audience aware, whilst they laugh

One thought on “Developing Production Skills-Constructing and developing characters

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

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