The Dragon and the Whales

Once upon a time there was a dragon, who lived on an island in the middle of the ocean. But when her island comes under threat from pirates, she is forced to drop her precious jewelled egg into the deep ocean, entrusting it to the care of her friends, the whales. The fledgling grows up among the kind-hearted whales; but all dragons’ feelings come from the fire in their hearts, and because the baby dragon is born underwater, her fire cannot burn. She is swept by ocean currents into the depths of a blazing adventure to ignite her heart.

Using puppetry, poetry, music and visual storytelling, The Dragon and the Whales is about growing up, finding your fire and celebrating your differences.

"Rippling with charm and excitement... sure to bring a tear to the eye"

- The Herald

Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures

When Erin’s brother disappears she sets out on an adventure to find him. With a good pair of wellies and a curious wil ‘o’ the wisp as her guide, Erin soon meets some peculiar creatures and discovers that she is not the only one to have had something taken from her. Inspired by folk stories and our changing relationships with the earth, this is a tale of give and take, of the voices of the earth, and of the little girl who began to listen.

 

Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures is a show for audiences aged 5+, which uses storytelling, puppetry and live music to engage with environmental topics, such as our overuse of resources and how we might find ways to live in balance with the earth. 

"Four talented performers deliver this most crucial of messages in such a funny, clever way, it's impossible to ignore." ★★★★ The List

Atlas - Leith

Atlas was created for Hidden Door Festival 2018, which took place in the basement of the beautiful old Leith State Cinema.

 

The project explored people’s connections to the festival's surroundings in Leith. In Atlas, we want to encourage the audience to reconsider the way we look at our physical surroundings, and see the stories that dwell there, nestled amongst the brickwork of the everyday.

 

For this project, we used people's real life tales from around Leith, using stories we gathered in person, online and from historical archives, including the Museum of Edinburgh and the Living Memory Association.

These stories were brought to life by sound designer Adam McCallum, and performed with with live visuals and shadow puppetry using an over-head projector. You can hear the audio from Atlas here.

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