The Carrick Marionettes

The Carrick Marionettes


The Carrick Marionettes by Martin MacGilp adds another significant chapter to the history of puppet theatre in Scotland. After enjoying puppetry as a hobby for many years, Watson and Maimie Black turned professional in 1948, 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. Published by Gilpress, Inverness, 2016, pp.52. 2 colour and 32 black & white photos.


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