• 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, festival previews and features, 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 – Cariad Astles, Jeremy Bidgood, Beth Crane, Darren East, Penny Francis, Helen Jauregui, Katharine Kavanagh, Nigel Luck, Celia Mendizabal, Isobel Smith, Jungmin Song, EJ Stedman, Alexander Winfield

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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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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part six

    23. March 2015 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis continues her history series, this time looking at the period 2002-2007.

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    'Brer Rabbit and the Tarbaby' – Movingstage

    21. March 2015 - Reviews

    A marionette performance for kids featuring the long-eared trickster.

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    FIRSTS Festival – Little Angel Theatre

    20. March 2015 - Reviews

    Four brand new puppet shows for adults were premiered at this year's FIRSTS festival.

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    'CELL' – Little Cauliflower & Smoking Apples

    14. March 2015 - Reviews

    An exploration of what it means to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease using puppetry and shadows.

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    Devising 'Citizen Puppet'

    12. March 2015 - Features

    Blind Summit's verbatim puppetry experiment comes to the New Diorama.

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