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 Black horseman riding through the forest within the model theatreWhere are you now?Death in a Nut : penultimate scene 


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Play of Light Theatre is an award-winning company led by Karin Jashapara and Elizabeth Andrews. We specialise in innovative shadow puppetry with live music.

As storytellers, puppeteers and musicians, we often collaborate on specific issues, working with educators, academics and other professionals, though we also make shows and perform stories purely for enjoyment...


2016 projects 

Pathways to the North Pole

An immersive theatre experience for young children, involving role-play, investigation, storytelling, and puppetry 


Death in a Nut
A Scottish folktale commissioned by the 'Kicking the Bucket' Festival 2014

Touring the UK and Europe October - November 2016

Where Are You Now?
a meditation on severe brain injury, commissioned by the
Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

Performances continuing throughout the UK


Molly Whuppie and The Lemon Princess
a Scottish and a Persian story 

Performance storytelling in an enormous shadow lantern


Imagination Forum (IF) Educators and artists meeting termly to discuss and share ideas about creative approaches to education

Next meeting : May half-term 2016 ; please contact us to book


Workshops and training :

Imagine, design, perform : screen, puppet, lights and music. Our shadow theatre workshops introduce the interplay between these elements.

We offer bespoke workshops in design, making, performance and storytelling.