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Our new UK tour begins in October 2023 with The Lost Forest & Jungle Book!

And… it feels like puppets versus climate change as we blend traditional performance with digital technologies to widen audience access to our environmentally themed shows.

A mesmerising performance for young children, The Lost Forest takes vital concerns around climate change and weaves a fun and dynamic show. Integrating the age-old tradition of Wayang Golek (colourful rod puppets from West Java, Indonesia), stunning rainforest projections, shadow theatre and an original musical score, the show highlights the issues around deforestation and loss of animal habitats.

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic book, Jungle Book (originally directed by Steve Tiplady) is a vibrant adaptation exploring themes of love, identity, and the natural world. Brought to life through shadow puppet theatre, original music and colourful digital projections; the show follows the life of Mowgli the ‘man-cub’ as he fearlessly faces danger whilst finding fun and friendships along the way.

Indigo Moon Theatre’s two key aims were to refresh the way the shows address issues around climate change and sustainability, and to be more ambitious in our approach to accessibility.

Our performances, workshop programme and e-resources will use puppetry as a stimulus to engage young people with issues around climate change and enable audiences to see how they can make a difference. To help us achieve this we are taking advice and support from experts on Google Classroom, sustainability and accessibility.

With funding from Arts Council England, we are estimated to reach over 2,000 live audience members and more than 3,000 by integrating Google Classroom resources and online content, accessible via our social media profiles.

We aim to entertain, inspire and raise awareness and in this day and age there’s no reason anyone should miss out!

That’s why we are working with the various venues, accessibility groups, schools and community groups to bring both shows to as wide an audience as possible. The key age group is children aged 4 to 11 years but we hope the global message behind our shows will be appreciated by all ages.


Flyer for The Lost Forest by Indigo Moon TheatreJungle book flyer for shadow theatre show by Indigo Moon TheatreIf you are interested to know more and / or to book a performance Contact Us

For tour dates, see What’s On

The image above shows: L-R front, Indigo Moon Theatre’s Anna Ingleby and Haviel Perdana with L-R back, Steve Stevenson (filming), Susanna Samanek (puppet designs) and Hal Neumann (new IMT trainee creative technician).