Jess Kay

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
The Enormous TurnipThree Feathers Theatre
2018Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Fizzlebert StumpBeautiful Creatures
2017Puppet Maker/Director
Film
DriftBoston Music
2017Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Theatre
The Winter Giant
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures
2017Puppet Maker
Theatre
The Terrible InfantsLes Infants Terribles
2017Logo Creator
Event
Summer in the SquareGrosvenor
2017Prop Maker
Film
Thanks For the MemoriesMemories Productions
2017Puppet and Mask Designer/Maker
Theatre
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)Reduced Shakespeare Company
2016Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Rat Choc ChipBeautiful Creatures
2016Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Mimi and the Mountain DragonSkewbald Theatre Company
2016Puppet designer/Maker
Theatre
Betty
Louise-Clare Henry
Fly in your Soup Theatre
2016Puppet Maker, Director
Music
Just a DogMr Boston Music
2016Puppet/Mask Maker
Event
The Queen's Patron LunchEntify
2016Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
OCTOPOT
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures
2016Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Gargantua
Hayley Byfield
Skewbald Theatre Company
2016Workshop Leader
Theatre
Reading 2050Beautiful Creatures
2015Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Theatre
The Winter Giant
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures
2015Puppet/Prop Maker
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkEntify
2015Puppet Maker/ Puppeteer
Film
Lucky Chicken
Gulliver Moore
Sheriff's Office Films
2015Puppet Maker
Theatre
Airquarium
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures
2015Prop Maker/ Deviser
Theatre
The Gift
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures
2015Puppet Maker
Other
Christian LouboutinChristian Louboutin
2015Puppet Maker
Theatre
Macbeth
Rosanna Mallinson
Immer-City
Babel Studios
2015PuppeteerPuppet Maker
Theatre
Patent PedrickHandheld Arts
2014Puppeteer
Television / TV
CbeebiesRagdoll Productions Ltd
2014Puppet Maker
Theatre
Fairytales After DarkSkewbald Theatre Company
2014Puppet Maker
Theatre
Beauty and the BeastCamberley Theatre
2014Puppet Maker
Theatre
NorsomeTemple Theatre
2014Puppeteer
Theatre
The Gated CommunityHandheld Arts
The Little Angel Theatre
2014Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Theatre
From ScrapsUnexpected Places
Prague
2014Puppeteer/Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Cirque TsukiImmer-City
2014Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
The Three BearsSkewbald Theatre
2014Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
TomtenOld Saw Theatre Company
2014Puppeteer/Puppet Designer
Theatre
From ScrapsUnexpected Places
2013Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Film
Three Unwise MonkeysRedPill, Social Media Specialists
2013Puppeteer
Television / TV
CbeebiesRagdoll Productions Ltd
2013Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Other
Music Video, Mike Marlin. The MurdererEYESONTHEWALL
2013Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Other
Music Video: UndercoverAlexLouise
2013Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Isabel's WellTopsy Turvy Theatre Company
2013Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a FlyThe People's Theatre Company
2013Puppet Maker
Other
The Amazing Norvil and JosephineThe Magic of Christopher Howell
2013Puppeteer/Puppet Maker/Workshop Leader
Theatre
From ScrapsUnexpected Places
2013Puppet Maker
Theatre
StoryBoxRoots & Wings
2013Puppeteer/Workshop Leader
Event
Sinemasal Festival, TurkeySinemasal
2013Puppet Maker
Theatre
Old McDonaldThe People's Theatre Company
2013Prop Maker
Other
Live Music GigsAlexLouise
2012Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Oliver Jeffer's, StuckBig Wooden Horse
2012Costume/Prop Maker
Theatre
The Way Back HomeBig Wooden Horse
2012Puppeteer
Theatre
The Lost PresentTopsy Turvy Theatre Company
2012Costume/Prop Designer/Maker
Theatre
The Little Red HenCat's Grin Theatre Company
2012Set and Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
The Lost PresentTopsy Turvy Theatre Company
2012Workshop Designer/Leader
Other
Creative WorkshopsKingston First
2012Prop Designer/Maker
Theatre
RapunzelCat's Grin Theatre Company
2011Internship
Film
Frankenweenie3 Mills Studios
2011PuppetDesigner/Maker
Theatre
The Snow QueenSkewbald Theatre Company
2011Prop Designer/Maker and painter
Theatre
Aesop's FablesCat's Grin Theatre Company
2011Puppet Designer/Maker
Theatre
Baba Yaga Boney LegsSkewbald Theatre Company
2011Puppet/costume designer and maker
Theatre
The Secret GardenStagecoach Theatre Arts
Leatherhead Theatre
2011Puppet Designer, Puppet Maker
Theatre
The Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlyThe People's Theatre Company
2011Prop/Puppet Maker
Event
Giant Hungary HipposThe State of Seething Group
2011Puppet Designer, Puppet maker
Theatre
Ruby Flew TooTopsy Turvy Theatre
2010Designer, Prop maker, Set construction, Painter
Theatre
The Snow QueenCat's Grin Theatre Company
2010Puppet workshop designer and leader
Theatre
Picnic with the CircusCircus Suburbia
2010Puppet maker, workshop leader
Event
The Legend of Lefi GandersonThe State of Seething Group
2009Prop Maker
Theatre
Alice in WonderlandThe People's Theatre Company
2009Puppet and Prop maker
Theatre
The Adventures of PinocchioCat's Grin Theatre Company
2009Puppet and Prop maker
Tour
How the Koala Learnt to HugThe People's Theatre Company
2009Puppet and Prop maker/Assistant Designer
Theatre
Arabian NightsThe Ambassador Theatre Group, London
2009Stop-Frame Animation Workshop Leader
Other
Medway Schools CreationsThe University fir the Creative Arts
2009Festival Prop maker
Event
The Bangla Queen ProjectKinetika, London
2009Model maker
Theatre
Various ProductionsRose Theatre Kingston
20092D Animator
Theatre
The WebYam Doyev, Aerialist
2008Puppet and Prop maker/Scenic constuction/ Puppeteer/ Stage Manager/ Musican
Theatre
Treasure IslandBlunderbus Theatre Company
2008Puppet and Prop maker/ Assistant designer
Tour
Grandpa Joe's Magic ShowBlunderbus Theatre Company
2007Puppet maker/ Assistant designer
Theatre
Charlotte's WebBlunderbus Theatre Company
2007Puppet maker/ Assistant designer
Tour
Giraffes Can't DanceBlunderbus Theatre Company
2007Puppet maker/ Assistant designer/Lighting designer/Lighting Operator
Tour
Lily and the Magical MoonbeamBlunderbus Theatre Company
2007Puppet maker/ Scenic construction/Assistant designer/ASM/Lighting designer/Lighting Operator
Theatre
The Selfish CrocodileBlunderbus Theatre Company
2007Puppet maker/Scenic constuction/ Assistant designer/Stage manager/Sound Operator/Lighting designer/ Lighting Operator
Theatre
Elmer the ElephantBlunderbus Theatre Company
2006Puppet maker/ Scenic construction/Assistant designer
Theatre
The Wind in the WillowsBlunderbus Theatre Company
2006Puppet maker/Puppeteer/ Lighting Technician
Theatre
The Rainbow FishBlunderbus Theatre Company
2005Prop maker
Theatre
The Adventures of PinocchioBlunderbus Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2008Ba ModelmakingUniversity College for the Creative Arts
    2005LOCN Perceptual and Analytical DrawingWimbledon School of Art
    2005Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignWimbledon School of Art

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Electric Carving Knife, Electric Screwdriver, Drill, Sewing Machine, Jig-saw
    I can operate:
    Welder, Circular Saw, Band Saw

    Additional Skills

    Ukelele; Glockenspiel; harmonica; singing; Puppetry; Puppet making; Prop making; Foam Carving; Polystyrene Carving; Soldering; Fibre-glass; Metal work; Woodwork; Sewing; designing; Scenic Building; Scenic Painting; Welding; magic tricks; shadow puppetry

    Referees

    available on request

    About me

    I am an artist working mainly as puppeteer/puppet maker and have worked on theatrical productions, music videos, live music events and festivals, and recently puppeteered on Ragdoll's new Cbeebies programme, The Twirlywoos.

    I design and create puppets, props, set, and creative costume, making a wide range of puppets from rod to hand to marionette, from the simple to the part mechanical, to the part costume.

    I love working with lovely people on exciting projects, so if you'd be interesting in working with me, or just having a chat, I would be happy to hear from you!

    You can contact me at: **contact removed**

    You can also check out more of my work on my facebook puppet page:

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Devised
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard