It’s a record-breaker – that’s the 80ft puppet which dominated Valley Road, Scarborough, at the climax of a two-part epic street drama Orpheus the Mariner.
Hundreds of spectators watched as Hades was hoisted into the air by crane at the end of the seafront spectacle.
The puppet – the brainchild of Lee and Dawn Threadgold who devised the street play – is made of 1,000 pieces of bamboo. Each piece was constructed at workshops across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale and are signed by the makers. A test run was staged in Valley Road on Saturday afternoon.
“Orpheus has been really well-received,” said Dawn. “We have been amazed by the response,” she said.
Five-year-old Connor Makepeace was at the parade on Saturday. “It’s just awesome,” he said.
Orpheus the Mariner was one of the main events at the arts festival Coastival – which has included music, drama, exhibitions and workshops.