The Enchanted Island – Nicky Shaw


Photos: Robert Workman / Lauren Connolly
Composer: Handel, Vivaldo, et al
Writer: Jeremy Sams
Director: Stuart Barker
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Set and Costume Designer: Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer: Mark Jonathan
Movement Director: Mandy Demetriou
Puppetry Consultant: Darren East 
Costume Supervisor: Hannah Marshall
Assistant Designer/Puppet Maker: Lauren Connolly
Assistant Designer/Puppet Maker: Patti Amat
Assistant Director: Louise Bakker & Charlotte McKechnie
Assistant Lighting Designer: Michael Fox & Jacob Gowler
Stage Manager: Checca Ponsonby / John Nicoll
DSM: Rachel Bell
ASM: Nicky Bathgate, Millie McElhinney, Ross Anthony Steinberg Monteiro
Assistant Production Manager: David Purdie Smith

British Young Opera
Peacock Theatre, London

As Assistant Designer I was the AutoCAD technical draughtsperson, producing technical drawings for the set layout and construction directly from the final modelbox.

Working alongside Darren East, I designed and built the mechanics of a Dodo puppet, foam carving/sculpting and painting the face, sculpting the feet and creating the final finish of the puppet with fabric, feathers, and paint.

I helped source set and props, undertook set dressing, and also painting.