For the first time in 30 years, I am a resident of the Edinburgh area, hopping on the bus or train to travel the 30 minutes from my home to visit the other-worldliness which is Edinburgh in August. And then going home again with glorious first-day memories.
There is money out there to make projects happen. There are people with phenomenal expertise out there who can help. If you are interested in them, and what they are doing, and why they might want to work with you – then (in most cases) you will be rewarded.
It’s gone ubiquitously mainstream. And don’t anyone say it’s “the War Horse effect”. The passion for puppetry across the industry has been growing rapidly for at least twenty years. It is now almost everywhere. And, given what an interesting theatrical phenomenon it is, I think that’s a really welcome development.