Forkbeard Fantasy is a theatre and film company which has been touring their shows, films, exhibitions and special events since 1974. Their theatre shows combine comedy with special effects, wild mechanical sets, outsize characters and their trademark mix of film, animation and live performance.
Architects of Fantasy was an exhibition commissioned by the Theatre Museum in 1999 featuring some of the highlights of their material from the last 25 years. Many of the contraptions and people were mechanically operated and some were exhibited at various states of completion to demonstrate how they were built. These objects, often characters in their own right, included large scale puppets, animatronic creatures and strange machines. All had featured in touring stage shows where they had come alive as part of the action.