CBBC ALBA Looking For Budding Puppeteer For New Kids’ TV Show

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Have you ever considered a career in television puppetry? The perfect job for you might just come up …

CBBC ALBA is looking for Gaelic speaking artists who want to develop their camera puppet skills on a new children’s puppet series called Meaban’s Moo.

The show centers on best friends Meaban and Moo, a Highland cow and puffin, are best friends. They live in a fisherman’s shed by the bay and love when their friend Linda comes by to define their daily chore.

The show’s developers describe it as “simple, fun, silly, and quick,” with audiences leaving after learning something, not knowing they were being taught anything in the first place. Repetition will help cement the words in the minds of the audience.

The chosen puppeteer would work with Warrick Brownlow-Pike, who has worked on some of BBC Children’s most successful puppet shows including ‘The Furchester Hotel’, ‘Hackertime’ and ‘Get Well Soon’. He’s also been playing Dodge the Dog on CBBC and Cbeebies House since 2010.

Sarah MacKinnon of CBBC ALBA, said: “We are really delighted to have been given the green light for this new puppet series and hope to start filming in September.

“We hope to find someone who would like to start a career in television puppetry.

“If you have worked in theater with puppets, have taught yourself at home, or are just interested in puppets, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!”

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an introductory video of themselves, including their name and age, and a one-minute video of a puppet (or your hand) singing or lip-syncing to a nursery rhyme or a song and a short piece written about your experiences or interest in puppetry.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] by July 30, 2021.


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