“My German puppet Moltke character was a fun one to play. Based on General Moltke, he was the Kaiser’s ‘lunatic attendant’, so making him as hysterical and evil as possible was great fun, and learning to walk and act inside those huge puppets was a challenging feat!

The Commanding Officer was based on the ‘Hooray Henry’ type from the war, one of the senior military commanders who was completely detached from the reality of what was going on. The lighter and more out-of-touch I played him, the bigger the irony to the audience!”