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> London International Mime Festival 2012
> Lyndie Wright MBE

The Puppeteer Penny Francis

Puppet on a String
Nic Hopkins

How Dare We! Isobel Smith

Directing Puppetry
Emma Leishman reports
From the Frontline
Jeremy Bidgood Pangolin’s Teatime

Suspense London Puppetry Festival 2011

Other reviews

Dorothy Max Prior

John Ellingsworth
News Editor/Subeditor

Editorial group:
Penny Francis
Contributing Editor/ PCT Board Representative
Matthew Isaac Cohen Contributing Editor
Linda Lewis
PCT Director
Emma Leishman
PCT Administrator
Beccy Smith
Darren East

Gabriel Foster Prior
(Cut Creative)

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.

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Welcome to Animations!
Animations is a quarterly online magazine run by the Puppet Centre Trust. It is a voice for contemporary puppetry and related arts, offering discussion and debate, reviews, and news from the puppet community and elsewhere – an essential read for anyone interested in puppetry in all its diverse manifestations. Animations Online aims to represent the full spectrum of professional practice, from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre using puppetry or animation.

Our Features for this issue include an exclusive extract from the new Puppetry book by Penny Francis, who in an abridged extract from her opening chapter reflects on the role of The Puppeteer. In one of a number of features related to the Suspense London Puppetry Festival 2011, Isobel Smith reports on Nenagh Watson’s Ephemeral Animations workshop and performance in How Dare We! Emma Leishman reports on the Puppet Centre’s talk at Suspense on Directing Puppetry, an din a twinned feature Nic Hopkins, in Puppet on a String, asks: Why Suspense?

From the Frontline sees Pangolin’s Teatime director Jeremy Bidgood reflect on the trials and tribulations of touring their acclaimed show, The Great Puppet Horn.

Two News specials: a preview of the London International Mime Festival 2012, and a ‘stop press’ announcement on the New Year’s Honour for Lyndie Wright MBE.

Our Reviews section includes a healthy batch of reviews from Suspense London Puppetry Festival 2011 and others.

In the PCT Director’s Letter you can learn about recent Puppet Centre activity and future plans.

Should there be anything you’ve missed in previous editions, please take a look at our Archive, which has a user-friendly Search facility.

As always, your feedback is very welcome. We look forward to hearing your news, views and suggestions for future content.
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Image Credits:
Top image: Lyndie Wright MBE at work in her studio, image
courtesy of Little Angel Theatre
Centre Image: Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre’s Captain
Corelli’s Mandolin, directed by Levan Tsuladze
Bottom image: Fleur Elise Noble 2D Life of Her at LIMF 2012


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