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27
Feb
21

Pollock’s is saved!

The home of English Toy Theatre, Pollock’s Toy Theatre and Toy Museum was under threat but thanks to crowdfunding it is safe once again. The appeal was to raise £15,000 to cover urgent costs but on 5th March 2021 the appeal had raised £41,568 thanks to 812 supporters in 28 days

120 years ago Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “If you love art, folly or the bright eyes of children then speed to Pollock’s” , by supporting this campaign those 812 people helped ensure that children will still have bright eyes in another 120 years!

06
Feb
21

Faust returns

We are adding another free Toy Theatre play to download. It is “Faust” which we published originally as a printed play back in 1978, although less than a hundred copies were ever sold. It is part of the repertoire of Ulrich Chmel who has performed it in venues in various cities in Austria. We hope you enjoy it, here you have both coloured and plain versions ( allowing you to colour it yourself) and also the playbook. We published the directions for performing Toy Theatre plays last year so please refer to that if you are not familiar.

16
Jun
20

A new Toy Theatre

STAGE FRONTIn 2020 the only way that you can experience a live theatrical performance with a large cast and lots of changes of scene is if you are lucky enough to have a Toy Theatre in your home. With this in mind we have produced a brand new Toy Theatre, based on traditional designs, which you can down load here. It uses A4 size scenery and can be built using materials many people will already have in their home, so it suits the present time very well.

The “Grand Theatre” also has a new booklet to help you build it. The 33 pages also include lots of special effect techniques that can be used for any Toy Theatre. If you are very clever you can set up your printer to print it as an A5 page size booklet.

STAGE FRONT

HOW TO BUILD THE GRAND THEATRE




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