Stitches & Glue
A creative design house of freelance puppet, toy, prop, costume makers and designers working within the special FX industry for theatre and Film based in London, England. Currently busy working on puppets for Will Tuckets, Secret Garden for the Sarasota Ballet, Florida. Below is a gallery containing examples of our costume, puppet and soft sculpture work. Our professional portfolio gallery contains some of our favourite freelance jobs over the last few years for film and theatre.
We offer a personal approach to our clients, with close attention to detail on all projects. Keeping you informed and involved throughout the building process which is key to a projects success. Bringing over a decade of experience in the UK’s Film and Theatre industry to your project.
We can design and build creature costumes, puppets, props and models. Please contact us to discuss your project.
Paul Vincett, the company founder of Stitches and Glue, graduated with 1st class honors in Illustration. As well as running his own company, Paul works as a freelance puppet/prop/costume designer and maker for Theatre and Film. Becky Johnson trained at The London College of Fashion and has a successful career as a freelance fabricator of creature costumes, puppets and costumes.
Becky and Paul met across a workshop table whilst making a 10 foot Ogre puppet for an Opera in New York, this went onto win The New York Times’ Puppet of the Year 2010. They have been working together ever since, creating monsters for Stitches & Glue’s project: Monster Workshop, and puppets and costumes for stage shows, TV and exhibitions.
Studio E3 Cockpit Arts, Holborn, London. WC1N 2NP
Theatre Credits: His Dark Materials, Faeries at the Royal Opera House, the US touring show, El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots), The Crane maiden, directed by Will Tucket. Puppet maker on Handsprings award winning War Horse, mechanical bird for Shakespeares Globe’s, ‘Gabriel’. Head Sculptor/Specialist puppet maker on The National Theatres, ‘Light Princess’. Head Sculptor and puppet specialist for ‘Elephantom’ At the New London Theatre. Sculptor and mould maker for Significant object- Mervyn Milllar. Fabricator on ‘Into the Night Garden’ stage show.
On the big screen Paul has worked on recent films such as X-men; First Class, Tim Burton’s, Dark Shadows, Thor 2 and The Harry Hill Movie.
Theatre Credits:Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat., El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots), Wicked, Billie Elliot. Lion King.
Childrens TV: Me and my Monsters., ZingZillas, Into the Night Garden.
Film Credits:The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Fred Claus, Hellboy 2, Sweeney Todd, The Wolfman, X-Men; First Class, Dark Shadows, Kick Ass 2, Ex Machina and most recently Paddington.
We are lucky enough to have a network of amazing creatives around us which we collaborate with depending on the requirements of a project.
Gareth Charlton, Nicola Beales, Thomas Whetnall, Elizabet Berggren, Joe Scott..
Puppet makers for Will Tuckets, ‘Secret Garden’, Sarasota Ballet company in Florida have commissioned an original full-length and family-friendly ballet, based on the children’s book, “The Secret Garden,” that will debut in August. Stitches and Glue had with the exciting task of creating a number of wonderful creatures. We teamed up again with the Talented Toby Olie’ to create some truely magical puppets.
Our very own Paul, teamed up with the very talented Toby Olie’ (one of the shows directors and puppet designer , Light Princess) to work with him on creating a three dimensional representation of the stories mischievous lead. Paul sculpted and made the lead puppet head. Following the show’s huge success in the National Theatre’s Shed at Christmas, the show has been transferred to the Westend! Here’s a promo video of what to expect! Inflatable’s designed and made by the lovely Dolcie Best.
Whale Trail Trailer
Drum roll Please…...
Here’s the ‘Whale Trail’ pilot that we worked incredibly hard on last year. Producing two creature costumes and three puppets in a very short time frame. We’re extremely happy with it, look’s great fun. (Produced by Ustwo)
Here you’ll find information on some of our latest events, including films and theatre productions that we’ve been involved in and anything that’s coming up in the future from us here at Stitches and Glue.
Elephantom- National Theatre
The Elephantom- Transfers to the West End!!
For a ten week run at the New London theatre this summer, tickets are now on sale.
For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.
Suitable for everyone 4 years and over. More info here:
Light Princess- National Theatre
Director: Marie-Ann Elliot, Designer: Rae SmithPuppets by: Toby Olié, Julia Jeulin, Max Humphries & Myself
Tickets are still available:
Please drop us a line with any Stitches and Glue related questions regarding your order or enquiries into bespoke creature costumes and puppet commisions. The workshop isn’t run by monsters! we’ll try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.