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The Carrick Marionettes

A new book based on puppetry researches “The Carrick Marionettes” has been released as a short tribute to Watson and Maimie Black, who were involved with puppetry from around the 1930s perhaps till the early 1970s.

After enjoying puppetry as a hobby for many years, Watson and Maimie Black turned professional in 1948, Timber Idol Puppet Book finding a suitable hall in the Ayrshire seaside town of Girvan. Their marionettes were designed and constructed by Watson, and costumed by Maimie. One of the most popular items in their repertoire was a marionette performance of the Robert Burns poem, Tam O’Shanter. This account of their work with puppetry is illustrated with many black & white photographs.

Read more here.

Martin MacGilp, 27. 2. 2017

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