The Squeaking Tribe

Ogre Marionette Puppet



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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