The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Puppetry for the Canterbury Players production at the Gulbenkian Theatre Oct 19-21 2017
James Frost created and performed the headless horseman for the show using a full-size puppet and hobby horse construction. He also used the Oyster Morris hooden horse as the cantankarous old horse, 'Gunpowder'. The scene with 'Gunpowder' drew upon James' PhD research into hoodening; mirroring the 19th century practice of riders trying to mount the mask-costume and falling off.