Wednesday, January 17, 2007


From Hugo Brown's wonderful website, comes this great old newsreel!

It shows a printmaker from the 1920's making up toy theatre sheets, preparing them for a show, and a bit of a show itself.

An amazing find, Hugo!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Upcoming Performance

Thanks to the toy theatre list, I read about an upcoming toy theatre performance in that readers in the UK might want to take in; see more about it here...

Friday, January 05, 2007

8th Int'l Toy Theatre Festival - Summer 2008

The 8th International Toy Theater Festival & Temporary Toy Theater Museum is planned for Summer 2008, according to Great Small Work's newly-designed website.

They were recently awarded a well-deserved NEA grant towards developing and producing the festival, which is highly-regarded among those in the theatre and puppetry world.

Toy Theatre Influenced Rossetti

The Rossetti Archive has some wonderful examples of toy theatre art.

The site says that "...Nearly all of DGR's artistic juvenilia are drawn in the style of this popular art form that occupied the attention of the entire Rossetti household when DGR [Dante Gabriel Rossetti] was a boy."

Pollocks Trust Exhibition/Benefit

I missed this until stumbling on it today - the day after it closed! Profuse apologies to one and all. Hopefully those of you who may read this and are near enough to have taken it in, already knew about it anyways...