Smaug Dragon, Hobbit, The Dukes, 2016 – Puppet – Large scale

Smaug.  Six person operation.  Smoke breathing with remote controlled LED eyes and ‘heart’.  Moving mouth and eyebrows.  Patterned plastazote construction. Dyed silk covering.  Designed by Barney George.

…The dragon is a brilliant feat of theatre engineering, his movements are fluid and real, and it is a wonderful scene. Click here to read the rest of The Lancaster Guardian Review

…We had wondered how the Duke’s would bring a terrifying dragon to life but having seen previous plays we knew they would come up with something impressive. We were right, the dragon was fantastic and moved incredibly well considering its size and this scene was my favourite of the evening. Click here to read the rest of The Review