Puppet theatre for ages 5 and over / families

There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! Animals’ homes are at risk as bulldozers and diggers crash their way through trees and foliage. Who will come to the rescue and fight the evil Endorro? Can we save the rainforest?

The Lost Forest takes a vital concern and turns it into a fun and dynamic show, using Wayang Golek (colourful rod puppets from West Java), stunning rainforest projections, shadow theatre and original music.


Duration 50 mins (+ time to meet the puppets)

“Excellent, full of magic and wonder, very cleverly presented and extremely entertaining”

Directed by Mark Pitman with Manju Gregory
Devised by the creative team
Performed by Anna Ingleby and Haviel Perdana
Original Music composed by Haviel Perdana
Wayang Golek rod figures by Giri Harja 3 (Pak Asep Sunandar Sunarya, Bandung, Indonesia)
Wayang Kancil animal shadows by Pak Ledjar Subroto (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

The show is dedicated to the memories of Adrian Ingleby (Anna’s father) and Joyce Wren (her voice tutor)

This performance supports national curriculum targets especially relating to science (shadow and light and puppet mechanisms), geography, literacy, speaking & listening & exploration of themes from the show (deforestation, fair trade, global warming and the ecosystem).

Choice of Workshops available for venues:
Rod Puppet Making
Shadow Puppet making
Puppets On Trial (Courtroom Drama)

Technical Requirements
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Lost Forest stage plan

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