Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Technology Provides Toy Theatre Innovation

Exciting news - An entrepreneurial spirit [who I have since found out is none other than Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop] has developed an iPad app with which you can create - and perform - a toy theatre production.  I'm excited because I was thinking even I could maybe pull off a production using this...!  The release date is December 26th which makes it unfortunately NOT available in time for Christmas, but that's OK.

The application was recently mentioned on the toy theatre group, and I asked the person [the developer of the program itself] who posted if it would also be available to people who don't own an iPad or other such small device, but would like to use the application on a desktop or laptop.  The developer's response was...
...there is a good chance that app would be available for download on a computer but the software we use only puts out iPhone, iPad and mac version (in saying that, there is a way we can put it on the web as well, which we are investigating more...)
I sincerely hope they will find a way to bring it to a wider audience.  For various reasons, there are many of us who cannot use iPad or iPhone devices.

In the meantime, I can hardly wait to see more - it looks like a LOT of fun to play with - it could be used for brainstorming, education/learning, practicing - who knows what else?!


  1. Hi Trish,

    Just to say this app is created by Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop, London. Of course we had to find some clever people to help make it - so we conceived it in conjunction with developers Zuztertu. We think it will work best on the ipad at first and if successful we hope to bring out more plays.

  2. Greetings, Louise!

    I was wondering if you might be connected to this project - good to know! And I sure hope it does come out for those of us who cannot us the iPad. Please let us know if you do...Thanks!