Tag Archives: Puppetry

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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Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!

Invited to give a talk about the Telegoons for The  Goon Show Preservation Society  many moons ago, naturally it developed into a performance! Here is the transcript of the talk I have also transferred a film of the event to … 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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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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Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?

A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … 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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Never wash a snowman

Frosty’s exploits had become legendary in Saltdean for two winters. But he got very grubby, more used to a stage career singing ‘Frosty the Snowman’ not gallivanting on snowy slopes in Saltdean in his retirement. Well what did his silly … Continue reading

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The anniversary of the first showing of ‘The Telegoons’

         The Telegoons – Saturday the 5th of October was the day fifty years ago when the first episode of The Telegoons was shown on TV. To mark the occasion there was celebration at The Strutton Arms formerly The Grafton … Continue reading

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Highlight of the week – a celebration at the BBC’s radio theatre.

It was an honour to be included on the guest list for ‘A Celebration of the life and work of Charles Chilton’ at the BBC. We were included as members of ‘The Goon Show Preservation Society’ and because I had … Continue reading

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