Whilst we were in Covent Garden (1984-2000) Cabaret Mechanical Theatre was one of Sir Nicholas Goodison’s favourite shops. This article from The Times in 1997 details some of the automata that he loved. Sir Nicholas sadly passed away in 2021. Over his lifetime, starting at age 19, he amassed a magnificent collection of over 900 […]
Since Ron’s sad departure in July a number of new articles have been published. We’ve updated our page about Ron with the new links.
We are very sad to announce the death of Ron Fuller, at the age of 80. Ron was an integral part of the formation of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre having first met Sue Jackson while they were both students at Falmouth Art School in 1957. Ron’s distinctive toys, for example, Hens Laying Eggs and Tapping Can-Can […]
The Crafts Council’s new touring exhibition, A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture will celebrate 40 years of British automata and a preview of the exhibition will open 15 September at Habitat’s King’s Road Platform Gallery as part of London Design Festival before the full exhibition with 40 automata embarks on a two-year nationwide tour.
An original ‘Ron Fuller Toy’ bi-plane from the early 1980’s. This brightly painted wooden bi-plane is a typical Ron Fuller design, with the Union Jack, three saluting airmen, and the ominous ‘Present from Joe’ below. The propellor and wheels turn. Length 30cm x Height 20cm x Depth 23 cm – One Only. SOLD