Ghost Caribou

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In Ghost Caribou, Thingumajig Theatre’s new night-time street act, giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part human, roam a mystical world after dark, accompanied by a wild herds-person. As they gather a crowd, they clear a space to perform their other-worldly ceremony. With music, song and shadow puppets they tell stories of lost homes, impossible migrations and seeds of hope before continuing the journey into their hauntingly beautiful dream-world of the night.


Thingumajig Theatre:
Thingumajig Theatre is a visual theatre company based in West Yorkshire, which specialises in creating highly interactive giant puppets, innovative puppet plays and community-generated spectacles. From the tiny to the giant, Thingumajig Theatre’s lovingly created puppets come to life before your eyes. Be it indoor puppet show or outdoor spectacle, they weave magical narrative into distinctive visual style. Its puppets connect with all age ranges to transcend the every day with their unique spirit, inviting audiences on a journey through story, emotion and imagination.

R&D/production credits:
Ghost Caribou is written, designed and constructed by Kathy and Andrew Kim working with puppeteers Mark Whitaker and Jonny Quick. Music is by Kathy Kim.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.