The Squeaking Tribe

Bork the Brown Ogre Marionette



These guys have kept me chuckling ever since moulding the first generation way back when. Something about the combination of colourful beard and top-knot, the black monobrow hovering over his beady eyes or just the big poochy lower lip and wing-nut ears, I can’t hold back the laughter at any point of the puppet making process and that is the best sign of a good, fun puppet! He is the monstrous antagonist in any fairytale, one who promises and threatens and cajoles and corrupts but always playfully and with capricious self-delight. For anyone looking for something fantastic and a little left-field, this is the beastie for you!

Marionette in doll form is approximately 25cm in height or 60cm when strung.

Squeaky Classics: Original designs for all ages from our early roots til now!

The first puppet I ever made in our standard 6-string design was a little Mummy marionette, a simple bandaged affair which utilised the weight of the clay pieces and the meagre costuming to create a proper functioning prototype which remains the core design behind most of our work to date. By working with some basic archetypes and alternating through gender, age and cultural influences, I developed a classic range of differing characters which are a continuing part of the Squeaking Tribe canon today. As familiar as these characters are to me now, I keep the joy alive by incorporating more details and personal quirks than I did in the past, so each one still retains its own unique identity. For the budget-minded, these are a good starting point to gauge your interest without betting the farm. A perfect launch-pad for the young ones, too!


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