• Welcome to Animations Online

    Animations Online is a web-based magazine for contemporary puppetry and object theatre. We explore the full spectrum of practice, ranging from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre, art and film.

    Explore the site for reviews, features and occasional festival previews, delve into our archive and visit our blog.

    Send story ideas and show information to animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk.

  • The Animations Online Team

    Editor – Helen Babbs

    Writers – Catherine Alexander, Cariad Astles, Jeremy Bidgood, Beth Crane, Darren East, Penny Francis, Helen Jauregui, Katharine Kavanagh, Sian Kidd, Nigel Luck, Celia Mendizabal, Addya Panayiotou, Isobel Smith, Jungmin Song, EJ Stedman, Alexander Winfield

    Join us email animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk to find out more

     

  • 'Wolf's Child' – Wild Works

    20. May 2015 - Reviews

    A beguiling immersive performance with puppets that formed the focal point of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival this year.

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    'The Virtues of Things' – Royal Opera, Opera North & Aldeburgh Music

    18. May 2015 - Features

    A brand new opera explores the power of objects and the creative process.

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    '4 X 4 Ephemeral Architectures' – Gandini Juggling

    30. April 2015 - Reviews

    Ballet, circus and object theatre combine in this witty and often mesmerising production.

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    'The Paper Dolls' – Little Angel & Polka Theatre

    25. April 2015 - Reviews

    Featuring simple and imaginative storytelling, this engaging puppet play brings Julia Donaldson's book to life.

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    'Alice's Adventures Underground' – Les Enfants Terrible

    21. April 2015 - Reviews

    This immersive, promenade performance is an ambitious invitation to dive right into Lewis Carroll's disorientating world.

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    'Lysistrata' – Theatrical Niche

    18. April 2015 - Reviews

    Rod puppetry, mask and dreaded trouser tents all feature in this tireless version of Aristophanes' play.

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    'Swanhunter' – Opera North and The Wrong Crowd

    9. April 2015 - Reviews

    A dreamy opera for young people, featuring arresting puppetry and magical lighting.

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    'Constellations' – Aracaladanza

    4. April 2015 - Reviews

    A riotous and remarkable celebration of colour and wonder inspired by the work of Miró.

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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part seven

    2. April 2015 - Features

    Founding member Penny Francis concludes her history series, this time looking at the period 2007-2014.

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    'The Wanted 18' – Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

    24. March 2015 - Reviews

    Engaging documentary blends live action and stop motion to tell the true tale of Palestine's most wanted.

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