BIG SID AND FAMILY
Big Sid is a large scale-puppet, ideal for use as a walkabout figure at
outdoor or indoor events, in processions and carnivals, streets and
shopping centres. Operated from within, but built from the operator's
body, he is remarkably agile and versatile, walking, running jumping and
dancing, and interacting with an audience, shaking hands and patting
was designed and built by world-renowned puppet maker, Mary Edwards, for a
major international festival of puppetry, and has Since appeared at many
events. He now has a range of costumes for different purposes. He is at
his best when accompanied by live music, and has often appeared with jazz
or brass bands, with drummers and accordionists that can move around a
crowd with Sid. He also has his own mobile music box, which can be
operated by his minder, if no live music is available.
While Sid's scale
makes him inappropriate for small indoor spaces [he can wriggle through a
normal door for access, but low ceilings give him back problems!] he will
try his hand at most things. Children of all ages have been entranced by
this friendly giant, and he has been known to dance the night away with
grown-ups too. Because of the physical exertion of operating Sid, he will
generally work in 30 minute sessions, up to four in a performance day.
Exact schedules of appearances are of course negotiable.
cost of booking is £250 a day plus travel for Sid himself with
dresser/minder and mobile music box, with good rates available for
combination with musicians
Also available for booking are Sid's companion puppet Bella, who is
similar in style and size, and two beautiful Punch and
slightly larger, and ideal for processions or events.......
For information on any of these puppets, Call Peter Wynne-Willson on
 121 523 6157, or e-mail to: