'Bag Enderby' puppet
'Robin Hood' puppet
Painting puppets
Robin Hood's legs and shoes.
'Bag Enderby' puppet
'Bag Enderby' puppet
'Robin Hood' puppet
Resting puppets
Puppet elbow joint
Twig orchestra - Horn
Twig orchestra - Cello, detail
Twig orchestra - Cello
Twig orchestra - Violin
Twig orchestra - Tambourine
Twig orchestra - Triangle
Masons' saws.
Soldiers' axe head
Soldiers' axes
Soldiers' lantern
Tom's quiver and arrows
Soldiers' lanterns
Customised tiara
Antlers (Tax banner decoration)
Customised tiara
Customised crown
Bagmen bags
Bagmen rucksacks
Soldiers' Sergeant's Mace
Masons' binoculars

A KING'S RANSOM

DIRECTOR  GENEVIEVE RAGHU

COMPOSER  PATRICK HAWES

LIBRETTIST  ANDREW HAWES

MUSICAL DIRECTOR  TOM FLOYD

DESIGNER  MICHAEL PAVELKA

LIGHTING DESIGNER  JOHANNA TOWN

CHOREOGRAPHER  NATASHA KHAMJANI

COSTUME SUPERVISOR  KIRSTEEN WYTHE

OPEN NORWICH

PROP AND PUPPET MAKER

'A King's Ransom' was a world premiere opera, staged by Into Opera, involving four local schools from Norwich. It tells the story of Robin Hood, though he never actually turns up, and the villagers must work out a way to solve their own problems.

There were 160 children on stage in a production with over 240 props and 2 puppets.

 

A key element of the narrative is the old oak tree that the villagers centre their life around. To link to this, Michael designed the props and puppets to be made with mostly wood and natural based materials and finishes, including willow withies, dowels, plywood and twine. 

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