Sue Jackson — Creator of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre


It is with great sadness that I share the news that Sue Jackson has recently passed away. It was Sue who started Cabaret Mechanical Theatre back in 1979. I am not qualified to write a memorial about her life, so I will not try.


What is clear, however, is that she started something wonderful. Over the course of decades, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre has touched huge numbers of people around the globe. It has been a positive force in a world.


On a personal level, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre changed my life. I have Sue to thank for that. And what you, Dear Readers, find on the pages of this site are only here because she inspired me — and thousands of others — to explore the world of automata.


Her vision and influence have brought humor, beauty, creativity, whimsy, and wonderment to countless people. It will continue to do so in the years to come. That is a legacy that not many can claim. That is a legacy to which we should all aspire.


Thank you, Sue.




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