Puppet theatre for ages 5 and over / families

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Flyer for The Lost Forest by Indigo Moon Theatre
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.


“The production was absolutely wonderful… They were mesmerized. The feedback was really positive. All the children looked enthralled… and the audience participation was great. A lovely story and wonderful puppets”

On The Lost Forest, Jo Kaleta, Programmer, Blackheath Halls, London, November 2007

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

Indigo Moon Theatre is a small children’s theatre company that makes a big impact… The strong impact is generated by the company’s rich mixture of skills and stagecraft… The effect was greatly enhanced by an exquisite and complex soundscape – music, natural sounds and startling effects – all the original work of Haviel Perdana who sits side of stage in a little cave of electronics like a magician turning the scene into a truly magical space. The other performer, Anna Ingleby (it’s a two person show) works all the puppets and produces all the voices. The impressive dynamic range of her voice and her sensitive manual expression give the puppets complete credibility and so extensive is the range of both rod and shadow versions of the characters and animals that it’s astonishing to discover at the end of the show that there has only been one performer behind the set.”

On The Lost Forest, William Wilson, Director, Lyth Arts Centre, Scotland, September 2007



Duration 50 mins (+ time to meet the puppets)

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

our other shows

JUNGLE BOOK Jungle Book tells a surprisingly good story that harkens back to the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books. VIEW MERMARELLA From one of its earliest beginnings in ancient Egypt, a story best known across the globe as Cinderella shape-shifts its common threads into the world of the seas. View ALADDIN This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights is set in the Middle East VIEW THE LOST FOREST There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! VIEW ALICE AND THE WHITE RABBIT Join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White rabbit back in time on a fantastic spiralling journey into Wonderland. VIEW THE WORM THAT SQUIRMED A contemporary show for children or adults alike. VIEW SARASWATI Saraswati has delighted audiences in many places both in Britain and abroad since 1992. She dances in traditional Rajasthani folk style, as well as reacting to her audience in her own particular way. VIEW