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Nick Barnes - Associate Artist & Puppet Maker  
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Nick studied drama at Hull University and Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art. He won a Duveen scholarship to train in puppetry with Philippe Genty at the International Institute of the Marionette.

Nick first made his remarkably realistic puppets after returning from a journey thorugh China in 1997.

In 1997 he founded Blind Summit Theatre with MARK DOWN..

 

FOR BLIND SUMMIT:

Puppet Design and Making: The Call of the Wild (2010), Martin's Wedding (2004), A Puppet in the Works (2004), Cerevichki (2004), Pirate Puppetry (2003), The Spaceman (2002), Mr China's Son (1997, 2002), Tramping the Boards (2000).

Design: 1984 (2009), Mr China's Son (2002), Martin's Wedding (2004).

Direction: Tramping the Boards (2000), The Spaceman (2003). Performer: Pirate Puppetry (2003/04)

Performing: Madam Butterfly (2005), Low Life (2005)

 

OTHER

THEATRE DESIGN: The Barber of Seville, Rhinoceros, La Boheme, L'Elisir D'Amore, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Carmen, Aida and The Magic Flute, West Side Story and Showboat (Tiroler Landesteater, Austria), the Scandanavian Premier of Martin Guerre (Odense Teater, Denmark), The Wiz (Hackney Empire), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Danny 306 + Me (4 ever) (The Traverse, Edinburgh), Miss Saigon, at Malmo Musikteater, Sweden, and Goteborgs Operan, Hansel and Gretel at Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Bombitty of Errors, New Ambassadors, in London's West End (May 2003), Little red Riding Hood (Theatre Royal Stratford), Two Sisters and a Piano (Tour UK 2003), Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Stratford 2004)
He is represented by Rachel Daniels at Berlin Associates.

PUPPET DESIGN: A Dog's Heart at De Nederlandse Opera (2010), Arhat Taming The Dragon (Part of Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons: An Exhibition of Film Installation by Philip Haas for the Kimbell Gallery 2009), His Dark Materials for Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse (2009), Shun-kin for Complicite at Setagaya Theatre Tokyo, Barbican Theatre (2009), Arabian Nights at Newcastle Under Lyme (2009), Faeries for ROH2 and The Egg, Bath (2008), Running the Silk Road for Yellow Earth (2009), Ramayana at Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Bristol Old Vic (2007).

PUPPETRY: He has performed and made puppets with DNA, BAC, Circus Space and The London International Mime Festival. For Television he was production designer on Gilbert and Sullivan - The Very Models for Channel Four animation.

 

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Mark Down
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Melissa Wilkins
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