Behind the scene pictures of the making of the giant 22 foot baby star at the Piece Hall

The Piece Hall in Halifax is preparing to host a spectacular evening of entertainment on a huge scale which includes a giant 22 foot baby.

Baby arrives at The Piece Hall, Halifax Credit Mind the Gap Theatre Company
Baby arrives at The Piece Hall, Halifax Credit Mind the Gap Theatre Company

The production of Zara takes place this week and we have these special behind the scene pictures of the giant baby was designed and put together for the show.

Telling a story of a mother and child against the world,ZARAhas a cast of over 100 actors, an army tank, cherry pickers and 4x4s.

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The baby is central to the production at 22 feet high, its bigger than a double decker bus and will take eight people to operate and make it come to life.
The world premiere ofZARAis the creation of two of the UKs leading arts organisations Mind the Gaptheatre company and outdoor arts specialists,Walk the Plank.
3D illuminations will be projected on to the heritage building making it both a backdrop to the performance and central to the story.
The company behind the lighting projection is the internationally-renownedIlluminoswho have created projections for buildings, structures and geographical features all over the world.
Artistic Director, Joyce Nga Yu Lee: There are poignant stories to be told with theatre and this is one; whilst its fun, upbeat, contains ridiculous dances and baby poo which weve affectionately named Poo-mageddon
"I always imagined it to be like a cross between Godzilla, the Paralympics opening ceremony, and a sci-fi film! I thinkZARAwill stay with you long after you leave.
"There is also a story about parenting, motherhood and people with learning disabilities.
ZARA premieres at The Piece Hall in Halifax on Easter Weekend Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April
Cover being made by Helen Davies Credit Walk the Plank (2)
Cover being made by Helen Davies Credit Walk the Plank (2)
Baby arrives at The Piece Hall, Halifax Credit Mind the Gap Theatre Company
Baby arrives at The Piece Hall, Halifax Credit Mind the Gap Theatre Company