the making of tyke
We are very proud to have deigned and created a giant elephant puppet for Black Coffee Productions' first project, 'Tyke'.
Tyke is a gripping new play that imagines the events leading up to an abused circus elephant’s tragic break for freedom. Grounded in the true story of Tyke – who killed her trainer in front of thousands of circus spectators, escaped, and died in a hail of gunfire – the play uses puppetry to explore love, power, morality, and animal nature.
Although our puppet is now completed, we'd like to share our puppet making journey with you and hope you enjoy taking a sneak peak into the process...