A puppetry company with a difference

We are a community led, community championing theatre company unearthing traditional stories that captivate your imagination and uplift spirits...

Read on to find out more about our upcoming performances and to contact us about our free workshops for schools and community settings.

Our four pillars

Meet the groups we work with most

Primary Education & Community Settings

Our shows are inspired by traditional African and Afro-Caribbean tales: youngsters benefit from finding threads common to all humanity. We travel to visit children at schools and in community groups bringing a safe place to explore, learn and engage with people from diverse backgrounds.


Puppetry is the perfect medium to engage many neurodiverse children. For children with different learning styles, the sensory immediacy of puppets and puppetry creates new channels for expression. Shadow puppetry workshops invite all abilities!


People living in assisted living centres or older people social clubs: our workshops provide entertainment, moments of joy and playfulness and are a launch pad for reminiscence therapy.

Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants

Storytelling and puppet making are a rich and gentle means of processing, sharing and recovering from each journey. Sharing stories builds community.

What's On

Free In-School Workshops

The Global Fund for Children fund this 50 minute shadow workshop for schools for years 3, 4 and 5. Touring schools now!

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Anansi & the Lost Sun

We enchant, entertain & educate. An inclusive puppet show with spoken word & traditional African music for Primary Age Children as well as Afro- Caribbean elders - we will also record & archive their own stories. Touring from October '22.

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Puppetry Workshops

Puppetry workshops online or face to face for all ages. Now accepting bookings!

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Stories of Shadows

An extended project of cultural transmission for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women. Each participant creates a shadow puppetry show celebrating their culture.

Age UK & Little Angel Theatre

An extended creative project for Elders to challenge feelings of isolation and depression. This was a pilot project preparing to provide support post-Covid lockdown as part of the Get Creative Festival.

Anansi & the Lost Sun

Touring from October 2022

Using traditional West African stories about Anansi the Spider as a meeting place, we enchant, entertain, educate and build cross- generational dialogue. The story is told using puppets made from everyday materials, beautiful original music and spoken word poetry.

Touring from October 2022. Book now!

The shows are a springboard to learn about the journey of the Anansi stories from Africa to the UK via the Caribbean. This journey follows enslaved African people to the Caribbean and then the migration of their descendants to the UK with the Windrush generation.
The show offers plenty of potential for further explorations of puppetry and story telling as well as the historical context of the stories.

Thank you!

It takes a village to weave a magic web...

If you're fortunate enough to be a in position to help, please get in touch - every penny helps bring our art to life.

“It’s our responsibility to really make a determination, everyday, to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if we do not see the whole picture but just to make a difference, and not be part of the problem.” - Sobonfu Some

Our deepest gratitude to all of our funders; including

Growing Communities & especially “the packers” • Alicia & Lucy @ Reel Rebels Radio • The Little Angel Theatre • Akulah Agbami • Jacky Agnew • Abi Allanson • Helen Bredin • Morgane Brieussel n fam • Jennie Caminada •

Roland Dickson,  Edie Edmundson • Daniel Finn • Guy Fixsen • Louise France • Gillian Galbraith • Jane Gerhard • Sascha Gilmour • Vivian Gladwell • Eden Hardbud • Judith Hope • Awesome Hopkins • Anna Ingleby • Hazel Jarman • Kwame • Owen Latham • Petri Leinonen • HJ Nelson • Craig Leo • Hugh Purves • Katie Owen • Olivia Racionzer • Inti Rowland • Avanti Shivpuri • Sobunfu Some • Kerrin Tatman • Cecilie Telle • Amaia Viar • Lukas Viar • Beth Warnock • Will Whitehead • Rachel Wilde • Ruby Wilde • Nix Wood • Lyndie Wright • Sarah Wright and the Ancestors.