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Welcome to Animations Online, the bi-monthly online magazine run by the Puppet Centre Trust. PCT is a development agency to advocate, support and advance England's puppetry and related theatre forms. Animations Online is a voice for contemporary puppetry and related theatre forms offering discussion and debate on recent puppet-theatre events, reviews, news from the puppet community and a forum for those interested in puppetry in all its forms to exchange ideas and debate developments. Animations Online aims to represent the full spectrum of professional practice, from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre using puppetry or animation, and we look forward to hearing your news, views and suggestions for future content.

The deadline for items for the next issue is June 18th 2004. Please send your news items or suggestions for editorial content to

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In this issue...
Feature: Festival, Festival. Penny Francis reports from Edinburgh and Bath
Photo Feature: A Day in the Life - World Puppetry Day
Reviews: Little Angel Theatre Jabberwocky, Burkett and Tbilisi at BITE and multi-media Invertigo
Company Profile: Norwich Puppet Theatre
News from the Puppet Centre Trust: the latest from project manager Beccy Smith
PCT Training and Continuing Professional Development: Burkett Masterclass

Animations Online is edited by Dorothy Max Prior and Penny Francis, assisted by Beccy Smith. Web design by Gabz Digital Media. The views expressed or opinions stated in Animations Online are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the publisher, Puppet Centre Trust. Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that information is correct, but no liability will be accepted for any errors which may occur.

pictures (LtoR)
Norwich PuppetTheatre - Luis Boy - Jack and The Beanstalk, The Little Angel Theatre - Jabberwocky, Ronnie Burkett Provenance at BITE04

Corrections and Clarifications:
In the last edition of Animations (AO7) we had an item about the Little Magic Flute produced with puppets and singers by Opera North. The image used was Pamina and the Three Daughters of the Queen of the Night by photographer Richard Moran


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