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Liverpool streets showcase giant puppet show marking Titanic centenary

Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular is part of the city’s Titanic Centenary commemorations and tells a love story based around the sinking of the famous liner 100 years ago. During the three day spectacular giant marionettes will roam the streets of Liverpool enacting the drama in front of an audience of hundred of thousands.  Created by French company Royal De Luxe, the show will be the biggest piece of street theatre the City has ever seen.  Suspended from behind by a crane, each giant, constructed from light but flexible poplar wood, is moved by between 20 and 40 people, called Lilliputians, on a system of hydraulic pulleys and levers. The event takes place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd April 2012.

Professional Video - Watch the Giant Uncle as he emerges from the Albert dock in Liverpool for the start of his journey to meet the Giant Girl and then travels through the City streets, down the Strand and past the Liver Buildings. Giant Spectacular Sea Odyssey Liverpool - Professional Video by Insight Moving Images Ltd - Highlights of Friday PM. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel or find us on Facebook for further videos.

The Sea Odyssey story was based on a letter written by a 10-year-old girl living in Kensington, to her father on board the Titanic. Peter Elson meets her great-nephew
MAY McMURRAY was just 10-years-old when she wrote her first – and last – letter to her dad William McMurray. A first class bedroom steward on the Titanic, he perished without ever seeing the letter when the ship sank on its maiden voyage.
Written in a beautiful, near-perfect copperplate hand May poignantly describes how lonely she is without her beloved “Dada” and her mother’s worries about her little brother.
“The letter was written on April 13 – the day before Titanic hit the iceberg,” says May’s great-nephew Nicholas Housley, 56.

The letter from the 10 year-old girl, May McMurray, to her ‘Dada’,

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