PERFORMANCE: John Pakinson at the UpFront Puppet Theatre

Hutton in the Forest, Unthank, near Penrith, Cumbriahttp://www.up-front.com/index.phpJohn and his wife Elaine opened this wonderful venue in 1997. John's background in stage design and puppetry and Elaine's background in education have allowed them to develop the space into the delightful place it is today. Art gallery space sits alongside the newly enlarged puppet theatre, in which their DJ and musician son Ben has started hosting an eclectic variety of live music nights.John asked me to photograph his summer show - Puss in Boots - in August 2015 to help with publicity. I spent a fascinating afternoon with him and fellow puppeteers takin portraits of the fabulous puppets he makes for his shows. I have been meaning to put a selection of these pictures online ever since, and am happy to do it at last!
John Pakinson at the UpFront Puppet Theatre

Hutton in the Forest, Unthank, near Penrith, Cumbria 

http://www.up-front.com/index.php 

 

John and his wife Elaine opened this wonderful venue in 1997. John's background in stage design and puppetry and Elaine's background in education have allowed them to develop the space into the delightful place it is today. Art gallery space sits alongside the newly enlarged puppet theatre, in which their DJ and musician son Ben has started hosting an eclectic variety of live music nights. 

John asked me to photograph his summer show - Puss in Boots - in August 2015 to help with publicity. I spent a fascinating afternoon with him and fellow puppeteers takin portraits of the fabulous puppets he makes for his shows.  

I have been meaning to put a selection of these pictures online ever since, and am happy to do it at last!