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Category Archives: Puppetry
The ten week puppet making course at the Little Angel concluded before Christmas with a bit of a mad dash to get limbs, body and head together. The image below shows the various stages of constructing the head. We started … Continue reading
I went to see the enchanting Little Angel and Knee High production ‘A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings’ at the BAC, you can get an idea of just how special this production is from the trailer here. A grey … Continue reading
These are the pieces I was most pleased with in 2012. Keep an eye out for my new blog in 2013. Fluffernutter has served me well over the years but its time for a new start and fresh focus…
Every Wednesday night for the last few weeks I’ve been heading off to the Little Angel Theatre in Islington to carve polystyrene limbs and mould features in miliput. Slowly but surely, my puppet is emerging. We have used varying weights … Continue reading
In 1960, the Islington site of the Little Angel Theatre was nothing more than a derelict church hall, bombed in the war and left to be reclaimed by plants and wildlife. South African puppeteer John Wright transformed it into London’s … Continue reading
Its hard to beat automata for humour and inspiring sheer childish delight. Most are some sort of visual joke, or work with surprise. Its all about character and movement. Ian McKay has been making wooden toys for many years and … Continue reading
After attending Isobel Smith‘s puppet making workshop, I really saw the difference between a puppet in the hands of a novice and the alive little person in the hands of an experienced puppeteer. Luckily for me, Isobel ran a workshop … Continue reading
Ever since I was a child I’ve been drawn to puppets. There’s something about their jointed limbs which is very appealing; I had a pair of Pelham Puppets which were my favourite toys. When I saw Isobel Smith of … Continue reading