Inside the Horse with Puppetry Assistant Jimmy Grimes

Go behind the scenes at the international blockbuster War Horse.

11am, Saturday 26 October 2013

War Horse puppets and puppeteers

Inside the Horse with Puppetry Assistant Jimmy Grimes

Find out how this spectacular and ingenious show was developed - from original concept, through workshops, to first performances, and then to productions around the world.

Assistant Puppetry Director Jimmy Grimes shows us how the horses work, and gives us a look inside professional puppeteering for a hit show.

 

Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

 

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat