• 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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  • 'Plexus' – Compagnie 111 | London International Mime Festival

    22. January 2015 - Reviews

    A muscular portrait of an artist, featuring stunning set, light and sound design.

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    'Light' – Theatre Ad Infinitum | London International Mime Festival

    20. January 2015 - Reviews

    Incredible lighting and sound design combine with brilliant mime in this dystopian cautionary tale.

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    'Tatterdemalion' – Flabbergast Theatre

    17. January 2015 - Reviews

    A one man, wordless comedy sketch show from the makers of Boris & Sergey.

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    'Beauty and the Beast' – Norwich Puppet Theatre

    17. January 2015 - Reviews

    A classic tale is given a new lease of life in this magical puppet production.

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    ‘Institute’ – Gecko | London International Mime Festival

    17. January 2015 - Reviews

    An exisquite dance piece with dynamic puppetry that explores the doctor/patient divide.

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    'Amortale' – Circus Ronaldo | London International Mime Festival

    16. January 2015 - Reviews

    A gloriously chaotic production inspired by the fairground theatres that wandered Europe a hundred years ago.

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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part four

    7. January 2015 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis continues her history series, this time looking at the early 1990s.

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    'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' – Unicorn Theatre

    28. December 2014 - Reviews

    A charming and inventive production that treats its young audience with respect.

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    Acting with animations – an interview with Shamira Turner

    22. December 2014 - Features

    Shamira Turner plays lead character Robert Robertson in 1927's new show 'Golem', now playing at London's Young Vic. We quiz her about what it's like to act with animations.

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    'The Possible Impossible House' – Forced Entertainment

    18. December 2014 - Reviews

    Sheets of cardboard, simple projections and homemade sound effects combine in this show for kids.

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