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The Cloppa Files #2
Puppeteer Sue Dacre helps us recall
the Cloppa Castle shoot...
Sue Dacre is a professional puppeteer with a wealth of tv, film and theatre
credits on her CV. Highlights include - deep breathe - 'Little Shop Of Horrors',
'Labyrinth', 'The Witches', 'The Adventures Of Pinocchio', 'Return To Oz', 'Lost
In Space', 'Muppet Christmas Carol', 'Muppet Treasure Island' and more, much
more besides. Back in 1975 Sue worked for Mary Turner and John Read on
'The Adventures Of Mumfie'. She went on to work on all 4 series of 'Cloppa Castle'
alongside Judy Shutt, Ann Brandon, Joyce Wren, and Chris Covington...
puppets on 'Cloppa Castle' were a mixture of marionettes and under-floor
Director Mary Turner (seated) and
the rostrum puppeteers, Joyce Wren,
Sue Dacre and Chris Covington, wait
for Bogus Machnik to finish prepping
the next 'Cloppa Castle' shot...
'All hands on deck!' - working on the
rostrum here are Sue Dacre, Chris
Covington, John Jelly (sets), Joyce
Wren, Bogus Machnik (Jelly's Asst.),
and Ann Brandon....
Now here's a very rare
photo of Cloppa's producer
and cameraman John Read
- a rather camera-shy
Here's the Woebegone puppet,
relaxing between takes. And
those big, doe eyes can only
belong to Dippy!
© Mary Turner / John Read / F2000-2004