Category Archives: Puppethouse mayhem

Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?

During lockdown I think my life has taken even more of an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality, with a few chunks of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ for good measure. The Mad Hatter is of course unaware that mercury is responsible … Continue reading

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A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.

My mother  had always loved  ‘Alice in Wonderland.’      These are some tiny ceramics she made after she and my father had given up their careers in puppetry. She also made dragons and my father threw pots and made … Continue reading

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Hands upon hands and so expressive.

                    Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned … Continue reading

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Sorting essays, stories and photos of our marionettes at last.

I have spent the last week sorting out archive boxes full of essays, stories, my mother’s notes, pages of family history,  photos of our marionettes taken over several years. There was an early journal about a school journey to France … Continue reading

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Hooray! A blue plaque for Bob Pelham in Marlborough

The unveiling and celebration is on 28th of February in Marlborough,  where Bob Pelham created Wonky Toys and later Pelham Puppets. The plaque is  a big achievement for David Leech  who instigated the idea and the council for their generous support … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions…Oh No!

Made a list of last year’s successes instead: Stayed alive! More or less kept up with promises to family and friends. Managed to keep my blog going after ten years seemed a pity to  abandon it Made a show with … Continue reading

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Finding the printing press – puppets – poetry – presents

Well we’ve eaten all the mince pies! The Adana I uncovered the Adana press and a long lost box of printing blocks just before Christmas, as one does when one is looking for last years wrapping paper! The blocks looked intriguing … Continue reading

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Peddling Poetry

I was running this rabbit along beaches 60 years ago to publicise our shows! Today I had persuaded him to come out of retirement and help me peddle my new poetry book, which was fine until he collapsed with exhaustion! … Continue reading

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Cinderella – the whole panto in five minutes!

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Alice’s anniversary comes to an end

Honestly when it comes to Alice in Wonderland I still prefer the original story! The following film ‘Scenes from Alice  in Wonderland’ was the first and hardest film I made, puppets never do as they are told and the editing was … Continue reading

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