• 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

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  • Puppetry at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

    30. June 2015 - Previews

    The Ed Fringe runs from the 7 to 31 August this year and the list of what’s on is, as ever, endless. We've combed through the listings and picked out all the puppetry on offer.

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    The Novelty Automation Arcade

    15. June 2015 - Features

    A new arcade of automata has opened in central London. Time for an afternoon playing the slots!

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    'Beowulf' – Barely Human Puppets & Atomic Force

    29. May 2015 - Reviews

    A dark and brooding puppet show that brings an ancient folk tale to brilliant life.

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    'The Wild Man of Orford' – Rust & Stardust

    29. May 2015 - Reviews

    An ambitious puppet production that tells the astounding tale of a captured merman.

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    '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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