20 min

Episode 17 Peter Morton, Puppeteer Proper Job Gradcast

    • Arts

Olly Double interviews Kent Drama graduate Peter Morton about his work as a professional puppeteer, puppet maker and the artistic director of Half a String theatre company. The interview took place just before Peter was due to shoot off to a dress rehearsal for the Little Amal project, in which a 3.5 metre puppet of a refugee girl walked across Europe from the Syrian border to the UK. Peter’s contribution was to design and build a giant fox puppet which met Little Amal when she arrived in Canterbury. Current Kent Drama students helped to build and operate the puppet. Peter talks about how he started his puppetry career whilst still studying at Kent, and how he established his career after graduating. He has lots to say about the importance of finding the right people to work with when making theatre.

Olly Double interviews Kent Drama graduate Peter Morton about his work as a professional puppeteer, puppet maker and the artistic director of Half a String theatre company. The interview took place just before Peter was due to shoot off to a dress rehearsal for the Little Amal project, in which a 3.5 metre puppet of a refugee girl walked across Europe from the Syrian border to the UK. Peter’s contribution was to design and build a giant fox puppet which met Little Amal when she arrived in Canterbury. Current Kent Drama students helped to build and operate the puppet. Peter talks about how he started his puppetry career whilst still studying at Kent, and how he established his career after graduating. He has lots to say about the importance of finding the right people to work with when making theatre.

20 min

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