A baby taller than a double decker bus arrives in Halifax

A giant baby which stands taller than a double-decker bus has been installed at Halifax Piece Hall.

The mechanical puppet will tell the story of a mother and child against the world. ZARA, a co-production between Mind the Gap and Walk the Plank, has a cast of over 100 actors, an army tank, cherry pickers and 4x4s.

The baby is central to the production at 22 feet high and will take eight people to operate and make it come to life.

Designer Francis Morgan said the structure will be moved so that it looks like a living, breathing human during the shows.

3D illuminations will be projected on to the heritage building making it both a backdrop to the performance and central to the story.