• 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.

    If you would like to write for us, or if you have an idea for an article send your thoughts to pct@puppetcentre.org.uk or animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk.

  • The Animations Online Writing Team

    Catherine Alexander, Cariad Astles, Helen Babbs, 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


  • The Future of the Marionette

    3. March 2016 - Features

    Lori Hopkins writes PCT an article about how she views the future of the beloved string puppet and why she thinks marionette theatre is becoming more scarce. 


    Birdheart by Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane

    19. February 2016 - Reviews

    Luckily for us, Norwich Puppet Theatre released some last minute tickets for Julian Crouch's Birdheart on 10th February and first in line was one of our reviewers Addya Panayiotou.


    Interview with The Broke 'N' Beat Collective

    16. February 2016 - Features

    20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites have joined forces to create a unique mash up of hip-hop, theatre and puppetry and Roxana spoke to two of the creatives behind this collaboration, Keith Saha and Mohsen Nouri.


    The Ugly Duckling by Thingumajig Theatre

    5. February 2016 - Reviews

    A review of The Ugly Duckling by Thingumajig Theatre at The Little Angel Theatre. 


    Wunderkammer by Figurentheater-Tuebingen at The Barbican Pit

    2. February 2016 - Reviews

    Our review of Figurentheater-Tuebingen's Wunderkammer as part of The London International Mime Festival. 


    Conversations with Frank Soehnle

    1. February 2016 - Features

    Roxana chats and laughs with Frank Soehnle of Figurentheater Tübingen ahead of their sold out show Wunderkammer this week at the Barbican. 


    Review: Kite

    28. January 2016 - Reviews

    A review of Kite by The Wrong Crowd at Soho Theatre last week.  


    Interview with The Wrong Crowd

    24. January 2016 - Features

    Mervyn interviews Bonnie Mitchell and Rachael Canning the co-directors of The Wrong Crowd talking about their show Kite and their making process as their appear this year at the London International Mime Festival. 


    Interview with Certain Dark Things

    19. January 2016 - Features

    We meet with a relatively new company to discuss their next show and how support is integral in the world of puppetry. 


    'In Our Hands' - Smoking Apples

    12. November 2015 - Reviews

    A mechoncholic tale of fishing and family estrangment with a beautiful constructed aesthetic.