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.
Here's a video clip showing what Cabaret Mechanical Theatre looked like after just one year. (The video comes to us via automaton maker and expert Sergio Pinese.)
Sue Jackson's 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.
Here is a proper obituary for Sue Jackson published in The Guardian.