THEATRE, OPERA, DESIGN and Gillie’s company SUSPENDED ANIMATION

 

Gillie designs and directs, sometimes with her own company, SUSPENDED ANIMATION

 

Currently in preparation:

THE RAMAYANA

This version of the great Indian epic is based on the audiobook version Ramayana, An Ancient Indian Epic, written by Shreyas and Ayur Pulle and produced by Neelima Penumarthy for Puranas

 

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MASTER PETER’S PUPPET SHOW  opera by Manuel de Falla
commissioned by Terry Allbright for the Petworth Festival.

THE YOUNG VISITERS by Daisy Ashford
commissioned by Brighton Visions Festival and Bracknell’s South Hill Park Arts Centre

THE SECRET GARDEN dir: Jacob Murray at Nottingham Playhouse.  Gillie was Puppet Master

THE LITTLE PRINCE at Bolton Octagon dir: Romy Baskerville.  Gillie was Puppet Master

WRESTLING THE ANGEL site-specific dance production by Athina Vahla

in an underground abattoir in Smithfield

A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA for JACKANORY, BBC

TALES FROM THE DECAMERON for Channel 4

THE JUNIPER TREE composed by Richard Emsley

world première at Dartington Summer School of Music

WIZARD OF EARTHSEA by Ursula le Guin for Jackanory

DRAGON at the National Theatre

directed and designed by Ultz  Puppet Master: Gillie Robic

As well as designing for and directing her own company Suspended Animation,

Gillie also performs with and directs other companies.

MOZART WITH PUPPETS
MINI-BRAHMS
created by Roger Lade’s Company Widebeam

for the the Little Angel theatre
dir: Gillie Robic
performed by members of the Aurora Orchestra

puppets by Roger Lade

 

PHILEMON AND BAUCIS

dir: Christopher Leith
conducted by Trevor Pinnock, 
at Eisenstadt and Potsdam

Wealtheow in Christopher’s BEOWULF for the National Theatre.

 

DR DOLITTLE Leslie Bricusse’s musical
dir: Stephen Pimlott,  
Puppetry director: Nigel Plaskitt, at the Hammersmith Apollo

Gillie played GUB-GUB the pig, SOPHIE the seal, and THE GIANT PINK SEA SNAIL,

Phillip Schofield with Sophie the Seal
Tommy and Gub-Gub

 

With Barry Smith’s Theatre of Puppets

Marlowe’s DR FAUSTUS

Beckett’s COME & GO  and ACT WITHOUT WORDS

and in two productions of Manuel de Falla’s opera,

MASTER PETER’S PUPPET SHOW

(El Retablo de Maese Pedro)
conductor: Simon Rattle with The London Sinfonietta,
conductor: Michael Lankester with Contrapuncti, dir. Denise Coffey

MR PUNCH composed by: Michael Finnissy
conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies with the Fires of London

 

At the Little Angel Theatre her performances include:

Stravinsky’s SOLDIER’S TALE

Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS,

ANGELO, THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAPUNZEL, SLEEPING BEAUTY, WILD NIGHT OF THE WITCHES, PRINCE & THE MOUSE

ANTIGONE by Frederic Rzewski, dir: Caroline Astell-Burt at the ICA

 

 

gillie@robic.co.uk