Welcome, I'm a visual person so will mainly be using photographs to share my progress and experiences this year. Hope you enjoy my year, as indeed, I'm sure I will. The purpose of this blog is to help me consolodate the very many things I'll be taking part in and to share it. If you'd like to get in touch please do drop me a line, I'm alway happy to hear from people along the way.
Lyndie co-founded the Little Angel Theatre in 1961 with her late husband John Wright. This is where a lot of the apprenticeship will take place so it seems appropriate that this should be the first photo. I've been working here on and off since 2009, when I graduated from Wimbledon. And I have been doing many exciting jobs here like touring with "Goldilocks" and "Handa's Hen", travelling up to Edinburgh with "The Magician's Daughter", providing technical support for visiting companies and lastly, my favourite, assisting on building shows like "The very old man with enormous wings" and "Petrouska".
Outside of the Little Angel I've been busy making work with various companies, but somehow it always seemed to end up involving puppets - more about that can be found on my portfolio site www.alisonalexander.com, but I thought I'd keep the blog running in parallel to my main site.
It was whilst assisting on The very old man with enormous wings that I got talking to Lyndie and we came up with a plan for me to train with her. We applied for Arts Council funding to cover costs of materials and travel, crossed our fingers and dreamed. So there you go a little background and here I am training in puppetry...let's get going.