As puppet designer/director, for the Royal Court: Get Santa!
Other theatre includes: Circus 1903 (Southbank Centre/International tour); As You Like It, Great Expectations, The Comedy of Errors (RSC); The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep); Peter Pan, Die Brüder Löwenherz (Schauspielhaus, Zürich); James II (National Theatre of Scotland); Stiller (Residenz Munich); Crow (Handspring UK); Wo De Xiao Huo Ban (Xi’an, China); The Odyssey (Lyric, Hammersmith/Bristol Old Vic).
Opera includes: Siegfried, Die Walküre (Opera National du Rhin).
Music videos include: Appreciate (Paul McCartney).
Mervyn is a director and puppetry specialist. He was part of the original creative team of the National Theatre’s War Horse, also appearing at the National and directing casts in London, New York, Toronto and Berlin. Evidence for the Existence of Borrowers (a collaboration with Kazuko Hohki and Andy Cox) won a Total Theatre Award and Herald Angel Award. His books include Puppetry: How to Do It, The Horse’s Mouth and The Journey of The Tall Horse. In 2010 he was awarded an Arts Foundation Fellowship for his work in puppetry.