Shadow Kingdom is our shadow puppetry show created in 2017, aimed at young people and the young at heart. Using almost four hundred hand-cut puppets, original music and silly voices, it presents a fantastic bedtime story in the style of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. We create a live animated movie right before your eyes!
The show features original songs and music written and performed by Elliott Loran. It was written by Daniel Wishes and directed by Seri Yanai, who perform the show together.
It can be performed entirely in English or entirely in Japanese. The Japanese version features a talented cast of voice actors including Hatch Hatchell as the Owl. We also has Portuguese version with subtitles, which was first performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019.
There is a magical kingdom where it is always night. An Owl has taken over the throne and has made sleep forbidden. Can one human child stop the Owl before our undreamt dreams destroy the world?
Join us as we use hundreds of hand-cut puppets to perform a live animated movie before your eyes and take you on a journey to the Shadow Kingdom!
Written by Daniel Wishes
Directed by Seri Yanai
Music by Elliott Loran
Concept & Promotional Artwork by Ryoko Kishida
Show Length: 60 min
Appropriate for all ages
PATRON'S PICK in Toront Fringe Festival 2018
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY by NOW Magazine Toronto 2018
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION by NOW Magazine Toronto 2018
Reviews and Press
★★★★★ "Shadow Kingdom ought to be held as the standard for children’s entertainment." -Now Magazine
"A zany, colourful adventure." - Mooney on Theatre