John M Blundall
On     the     3rd     of     March     2017     John Blundall   would   have   been   80.   To   mark the    anniversary    and    to    serve    as    a lasting   tribute,   this   online   exhibition   of his   work   has   been   created.   It   stretches from   some   of   his   earliest   designs   to his    last.    The    bulk        of    John’s    design work   was   done   while   Artistic   Director of     Cannon     Hill     Puppet     Theatre     so makes    up    the    largest    part    of    the exhibition.   Although   extensive   it   does not   include   all   his   designs   given   that some   shows   had   up   to   30   individual characters,    rather    a    selection    from most    of    the    productions    as    well    as some      production      pictures      of      the finished plays. The     links     below     will     take     you     to different     areas     of     John     Blundall’s career       starting       with       a       short autobiography   written   when   he   turned 75.    This    is    followed    by    Cannon    Hill Puppet    Theatre.    Live    theatre    is    next which   includes   designs   for   the   Dudley Hippodrome,          Crescent          Theatre Birmingham    and    the    Midlands    Arts Theatre   Company.   The   last   section   is an   assortment   of   designs   ranging   from his    own    early    company,    The    Festival Marionettes,   Circus,   TV   and   Caricature Puppet   Theatre.   There   is   a   lot   here   to see,    some    of    the    designs    have    been exhibited   over   the   years   but   never   all together. 
Copyright ©  Nigel Dickinson
Copyright ©  Nigel Dickinson
John M Blundall
On     the     3rd     of     March 2017        John        Blundall would   have   been   80.   To mark      the      anniversary and   to   serve   as   a   lasting tribute,        this        online exhibition     of     his     work has     been     created.     It stretches    from    some    of his   earliest   designs   to   his last.   The   bulk      of   John’s design    work    was    done while   Artistic   Director   of Cannon        Hill        Puppet Theatre   so   makes   up   the   largest   part   of   the   exhibition. Although    extensive    it    does    not    include    all    his    designs given   that   some   shows   had   up   to   30   individual   characters, rather   a   selection   from   most   of   the   productions   as   well   as some production pictures of the finished plays. The   links   below   will   take   you   to   different   areas   of   John Blundall’s    career    starting    with    a    short    autobiography written   when   he   turned   75.   This   is   followed   by   Cannon   Hill Puppet    Theatre.    Live    theatre    is    next    which    includes designs    for    the    Dudley    Hippodrome,    Crescent    Theatre Birmingham   and   the   Midlands   Arts   Theatre   Company.   The last   section   is   an   assortment   of   designs   ranging   from   his own   early   company,   The   Festival   Marionettes,   Circus,   TV and   Caricature   Puppet   Theatre.   There   is   a   lot   here   to   see, some   of   the   designs   have   been   exhibited   over   the   years but never all together. 
Copyright ©  Nigel Dickinson
Copyright ©  Nigel Dickinson