From the Jacquard Puppets' Publicity
John Carr presents the Jacquard Puppets,
a Company of Stringed Marionettes designed and made by
himself, in an entertainment of Music, Dancing, Comedy
Trio of Pianist, Violinist and Cellist gives a Concert.
There are Melodramas with Noble Heroes, Virtuous Maidens
and Dastardly Villains. A Comedy Duet, scenes on a
Southern Plantation and an English Farm.
"Jacquard the Jester"
tunes his song to your mood while "Mademoiselle Tiptova,"
"The Scotsman" and "Wee Deoch and Doris" trip the light
Circus, the Acrobat achieves the impossible, the Clowns
and Juggler wrangle amicably and the performing animals
perform! The Lion and the Unicorn fight for the
crown with the traditional result.
Jacquard Puppets Live from Alexandra Palace
The stage, which has a proscenium 8 feet
square with an opening 5 feet by 2 feet, can be set up
in any ordinary room or small hall. The stage
floor is adjustable to a height of two feet four inches.
Programmes arranged to suit all occasions
John was an active member of the
British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild until his
death in June 1971, aged 87. During the war years
in particular, John was described as "the axle around
which the Guild wheels revolved" for his tireless
efforts in keeping the Guild alive and active during
such a chaotic time.