Comfy, Cosy and
Cuddle are Puppets created by us and as with all Hands up Puppets they
are very light and performable, we are also puppeteers so this is a
priority for us. The Puppets also needed to handle objects so we
arrived at a simple round full figure Puppet design with both live and
The Rods and sleeves are internal to keep the soft outward appearance.
The Studio Set was
raised and very Puppet-Friendly. Designed to look fantastical like an
oversized soft garden. ( Set Designer-Ash Wilkinson )
It's a magical place with big bendy grass, large wobbly flowers,
squashy blackberry pillows and snugly leaf duvets. Everything in the
Softies world is soft.
everything from the big, wide world can appear in the Potting Shed.
Many various windchimes and suncatchers dangle from the roof and around
day, something new appears on the little workbench for the Softies to
discover. Examples ; A sand box and shells, a shopping
basket, snails, a toy car, boots and shoes, flowers, a rabbit,
instruments, a bowl of fruit, balloons and streamers, dressing up
a plastic boat, sandwiches, a train set, fluffy chicks, armbands, a
of fish. The Softies use all their senses to explore
the things they find. They inspect them closely, touch and feel them,
to the sounds they make, smell them and sometimes bite and taste them.
Then they play with them.