Great Toy Theatres and plays are available from the following sources.
In the United States Fritz Kannik has a quality selection.
For special downloads and do-it-yourself projects go to Harry Oudekerk's Journal.
[Trevor Griffin], in Belper, Derbyshire, UK, has a [New Web Page] ! ! !
Look for an eight-page essay on The History of Toy Theatre, five pages of Directions for Building Stages, and a Catalog of published sheets of Great theatres and Plays. This is a super comprehensive site and features FREE DOWNLOADS!!!!!
Sells German and Danish Theatres and Plays....and Builds the Theatres to order
|[Pollock's Toy Museum], 1 Scala Street, London W1P 1LT; Not currently being operated as a store. See their listing as a museum. The old website that was the store for so many years by Barry Clarke and Gabrielle Warden is still available for visitors to view in the Memories Category.|
|Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop,
44 The Market, Covent Garden,
London WC2E 8RF.
Tel/Fax: +44(0)2073797880. Answering machine: +44(0)2073797866. Owned and operated by Peter Baldwin, prominent British actor and author of Toy Theatres of the World.
|Pollidor's Papier Curiosa],
Bahnhofstrasse 10, D 24211 Preetz, GERMANY.
Dirk Reimers of [Preetzer Papiertheatertreffen] now has a web site at [www.pollidor.de]for his shop and another for [Papiertheater Pollidor] . e-mail: [firstname.lastname@example.org] Fon/Fax : ++49 4342 719932
Strüver GMBH] , Jollassesteig 4-8, 22303 Hambuirg,
Mainly card and scale models but in sub-page [SHOP] the
table of contents includes [Theater] under Play&Entertainment.They
show theaters, plays and scenes from Urania,
Kobmagerade 52, 2'th, 1150 Kopenhagen K.
Offers a fine selection of Jacobsen Theatres and Plays Priors is on line at [http://www.priors.dk]
|Sean Martin is a stage designer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada who uses computer models - virtual reality - in his work. He is also a toy theatre enthusiast and he uses his 3-D graphics programs to design and print Toy Theatre Sheets on card, with complete assembly directions. See his web site at: [http://hometown.aol.com/atthisstage/toy.html] for more info.|
has been interested in Toy
Theatres since childhood and is now producing her own plays of
classic and popular
literature for other enthusiasts. She now also has theatres
available for construction. Contact her for listings and price
e-mail: [ Rachel@rmwebbfreeserve.co.uk]
Model Theatre Builder:
|Tony Banfield is a professional model
maker/ theatrical scenic artist. Like so many people now working
in theatre he got the bug as a child through toy theatre and went on to
become stage designer and scenic artist. About 15 years ago he
siezed by a desire to use adult skills to make the model theatre he had
always wanted as a child. It is based on a real theatre, London's
'Old Vic'where all the greats of British theatre had performed and
which has one of the most perfect and exhuberant mid Victorian
He has subsequently made 16 versions, two of which live in the USA, two in Switzerland and Norway and the others in the UK. SeeMore from Tony Banfield .
Are encouraged to access Harry Oudekerk'snew home page, http://members1.chello.nl/~h.oudekerk01/ ] .
He features Trading (not selling) of materials from his collection. Also he has a toy theatre design to be printed, pasted, and cut out on his web site, for free .
|Ray DaSilva, 58 Shreen Way
GILLINGHAM Dorset, SP8 4HT UK. Telephone/Fax +44 (0) 1747 835 558
Website: [ www.puppetbooks.co.uk ] e-mail: <email@example.com> (Takes most credit cards and checks)
He has books (new & used) on all aspects of puppetry including the following:
Peter Baldwin's Toy Theatres of the World £19.95 and Robert Poulter's Model Theatre.
And new - George Speaight - A Life in Toy Theatre by B. Clarke, D Powell £5.00
And new - Theatre on a tabletop by Kuand-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplan. £9.60
Closeout of the few remaining Everett reproductions of historic plays and theatres at 40% off :
The Miller & His Men (Skelt) £5.50, The corsican Brothers (Green) £3.95,And copies of a new magazine printed in French and English devoted to Toy Theatre. . . Paper Theatre – Théâtre de Papier by Alain Lecucq £4.95 plus p&p. - Here's the [review] he wrote for Animations.
Victorian Theatre with The Waterman (Skelt) £7.50, The Blind Boy (Parks) £3.95.
|FOR U.S. TOY THEATRE BOOK BUYERS, try also:
Puppeteers of America Puppetry Store, 302 W. Latham Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
Telephone (602)262-2050, Fax (602)262-2330, e-mail [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]