Shadow puppet shows
This wide range of short shadow puppet shows illustrate the potential of shadow puppet workshop. Our 2005 show, "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" by Edward Lear, was used on the Library Reading Voyage tour and includes references to Nelson's HMS Victory and Darwin's exploration of the Galapagos Islands. Other shadow puppet shows that have been devised for Library tours include "Roller Coaster" - an exciting trip around a fun fair and "Three Men in a Boat" - their colourful passage through Molesey Lock on the River Thames.
Lively shadow performances to accompany all types of music and song lyrics for parties, weddings and seasonal celebrations. The story of "Guy Fawkes' Dream" was originally written for a Harberton Bonfire Night and has been performed in the complete darkness of the gunpowder room at Crownhill Fort in Plymouth.
These include the Greek myths of "Odysseus and the Cyclops" and "Theseus and the Minotaur", and the story of "The Lizard in the Fire" from the Housa people in West Africa.
For the last six years with the help of festival goers
at the Plymouth Respect Festival, we have made a multicultural shadow
in a day. These have included our adaptation of "Handa's Surprise" and
story "The Four Corners of the World" as well as stories
from the Pourquoi American Indians "The First Love Song",
the Dogon people "Amma's Creation", Ghana "The Fire
Children" and Nigeria "Water, Moon and Sun".
Picture this page:
"Thanks for putting on such a great show at our recent Halloween evening. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed doing the performances as much as our visitors enjoyed watching them."