About Jellyfish Theatre Company

Jellyfish has a funny, accessible brand of storytelling theatre.  Firing children's imaginations and bringing new and well-loved stories to life 

Jellyfish Theatre Company

A touring theatre company, based in West London and founded in 2005.   We perform in theatres, arts centres and schools in London, the South East of England and internationally, playing to thousands of children every year.  

Our Work

Jellyfish make theatre for everyone aged 4+  We work in the UK and abroad.  In the UK we make shows for families.  Our international work is focused on learning English through theatre and is supported by materials that teachers can use with their students.

Sarah Simpson
Founder, puppet maker, writer and artistic director

Sarah Simpson

Sarah is a writer, director and teacher.  She lives in London.  Adaptations of classics include Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Carol and most recently, The Jungle Books. 

Fairy tales include Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.  

Original stories include An Adventure under the Sea, The Snow Lady and The Night before Christmas. Sarah designs and makes the puppets for Jellyfish storytellings. 

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Jellyfish Collaborators

Jellyfish is extremely grateful to the amazing team of actors, illustrators, musicians and technicians, past and present, who bring enormous talent, energy, creativity and humour to the company. 

Jellyfish Actors

Laide Sonola                                         Will Taylor                           Kayleigh Barnes                Harriet Watson

James Walker-Black

Sadie Tonks

Morgan Symes

Amy Wright

Jack Taylor

Victoria Appleton

Emma Rose

Derek Murphy

Linus Karp

Melissa Dalton

Phil Bishop

Sinead Costelloe

Other Collaborators

Nina Berkowitz - Head Pieces, graphic design
Kate Fisher, Robert Patterson, Helen Young - Illustration
Robert Gorrick, Noah Tucker  - Original Music
Katie Vandyck - Puppet Photography/website
Teresa Klasener - video
Linus Karp - Beauty and The Beast, Jungle Book publicity flyers