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Basil Jones

 

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Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Puppet Fabricator & Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Puppet Designer
 
[West End, 2009]
Puppet Designer
Puppet Fabrication
Puppetry Director

Basil Jones Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Special Award Gold Star
Basil Jones, War Horse

Basil Jones News

SEGAL TALK on November 17 to be Conversation with Basil Jones (South Africa) about TH Photo SEGAL TALK on November 17 to be Conversation with Basil Jones (South Africa) about THE WALK
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 13, 2021

The Walk dramatised the stories of refugee children by means of a 3.5-metre-high puppet, Little Amal, who traveled from the Syrian border through Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France in search of her mother.

BWW Interview: Bringing Award-Winning Novel to Life Through Puppetry in LIFE AND TIME Photo BWW Interview: Bringing Award-Winning Novel to Life Through Puppetry in LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K
by Lindsay Kruger - May 20, 2021

Adapted for stage by Lara Foot and in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company, Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee’s LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K opens for a special preview season next month at Baxter Theatre Centre. Letting us in on their process of working with puppetry for the past four decades, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of Handspring chat with BroadwayWorld.

LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K Will Be Performed at The Baxter This June Photo LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K Will Be Performed at The Baxter This June
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

The Baxter Theatre Centre has announced its most ambitious and exciting production in recent years, the world premiere of Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K, adapted for the stage by Lara Foot, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Four Photo The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Four
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Four

VIDEO: Leenya Rideout Sings 'Children Will Listen' For Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YO Photo VIDEO: Leenya Rideout Sings 'Children Will Listen' For Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020

Milwaukee Rep has shared a video of Leenya Rideout singing 'Children Will Listen' for their Our Home to Your Home series.

National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SI Photo National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SICK, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.

National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adap Photo National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adaptations
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020

WAR HORSE--An Unmissable Theatrical Feat--Must Close in Hong Kong Today, June 2 Photo WAR HORSE--An Unmissable Theatrical Feat--Must Close in Hong Kong Today, June 2
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 1, 2019

After a week of extended performances, the second UK and international touring company of the Tony-Award winning play WAR HORSE must close its Hong Kong leg today, June 2, 2019, at the Lyric Theatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts--the venue was packed to the rafters when we watched it last Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

WAR HORSE Debuts in Hong Kong; Show Runs Now Thru June 2 Photo WAR HORSE Debuts in Hong Kong; Show Runs Now Thru June 2
by Oliver Oliveros - May 15, 2019

WAR HORSE, the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain, producers of the smash-hit production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," made its debut at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a star-studded gala premiere held Saturday, May 11. The gala night audience included invited VIPs, show sponsors, and a host of local celebrities such as Cecil Chao, Gigi Chao, Stephen Chan, Ankie Beilke, Vincci Cheuk, Sabrina Leung, Bianca Wu, Cheung Tat-Ming, Geoff Wong, Cecilia Yip, Rita Carpio, and Tony Cruz.

WAR HORSE Gallops Into Hong Kong--The Only Asian Stop in Its First International Tour Photo WAR HORSE Gallops Into Hong Kong--The Only Asian Stop in Its First International Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 17, 2019

The National Theatre of Great Britain's critically-acclaimed 2007 stage production of 'War Horse,' which inspired Steven Spielberg's 2011 war drama film of the same name, extends its limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai). Tickets to the performances from May 10 to June 2, 2019, are now on sale at HKTicketing.com.

Basil Jones Videos

STAGE TUBE: Inside WAR HORSE's Handspring Puppet Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2011

WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, with scenic design by Rae Smith, puppet design, fabrication and direction by Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company, lighting by Paule Constable, direction of movement and horse movement by Toby Sedgwick, animation & projection design by 59 Productions, music by Adrian Sutton, songs by John Tams, sound design by Christopher Shutt, and musical direction by Greg Pliska. In the video below, go inside the making on the WAR HORSE Puppets at the Handspring Puppet Company.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside Opening Night of WAR HORSE
by Broadway Beat - Apr 15, 2011

The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett opened last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street) and we were there! WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening celebration and brings you the company interviews below!

BWW TV: WAR HORSE Opens at LCT Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2011

War Horse is a thrilling and spectacular production based on the celebrated novel by Michael Morpurgo. The First World War is the backdrop for this tale of bravery, loyalty, and the extraordinary bond between a young recruit and his horse. Actors, working with astonishing life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company, take audiences on an unforgettable journey through history. War Horse at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center opens tonight, April 14th. Click below for a performance preview and photos of this epic production!

STAGE TUBE: WAR HORSE Creators on Puppet Construction
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2011

The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett, is now in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street). WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Opening night is Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. In the following video, Handspring WAR HORSE creators discuss the construction of their famous horse puppet on stage at this year's TED conference.

BWW TV: Check Out WAR HORSE on Stage in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2011

The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett, is now in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street). WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Opening night is Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. Previews began March 15.

STAGE TUBE: WAR HORSE 'Rides' In The West End
by Eddie Varley - Jul 14, 2009

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

BWW WEST END: WAR HORSE Opens in the West End
by Eddie Varley - Apr 6, 2009

WAR HORSE, the hugely acclaimed, award-winning production based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, adapted by Nick Stafford, opened at the New London Theatre on Friday April 3rd, due to overwhelming demand. The West End run followed the production's second sell-out season at the National Theatre which finished on 18 March.


Basil Jones Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Basil Jones been nominated for?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for War Horse .

What awards has Basil Jones won?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for War Horse.