Northbrook Theatre Design students have brought a touch of magic to Christmas this year, by creating a Tinkerbell figurine for Worthing Theatres.


The large scale model was commissioned by Worthing Theatres Marketing Team to promote this year’s pantomime ‘The Adventures of Peter Pan’.


With a brief to create a Tinkerbell based on an Edwardian style fairy, the Production Arts students worked as a professional design company and designed and constructed the figurine over the course of five weeks between October and November.


The figure was built up from a period 1950s child mannequin, which was re-sprayed with a porcelain skin tone. Hair and Make-up was then applied by theatre student Dharma Billett with the costume designed and made by Rebecca Foster. The wings were designed, welded and fitted with 240 LED lights by Georga Dan and Mary Edwards. The base (cotton reels, pins and buttons) were designed and constructed by Alyson Mika, Aiden Rowe and Dan Shanahan.


The finished result stands at nearly 8ft tall and will be on display from now until mid-January in The Denton Lounge attached to The Pavilion Theatre.


Theatre student Rebecca Foster said, “By working as a team we learnt lots of valuable skills, including how to compromise and reach agreement on design. We are really pleased with the final result.”


Sadie Anderson, Course Leader for Theatre Production Arts, said, “The students are rightly proud of their creation and hope it will bring to life the magical aspects of this year’s pantomime.”