All About Jellyfish Theatre Company

Jellyfish has a funny, accessible brand of storytelling theatre, and we are dedicated to firing children's imaginations and bringing well-loved stories to life 

Jellyfish Theatre Company

We are 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.  

What We Do

We adapt fairy tales, traditional tales and original stories for the theatre. When we are making a new show, we try it out on friends ... and their children .. and their children's friends ... and their children's friends' friends.    

We listen to their comments and then we tweak and polish until the stories are completely cohesive, memorable and alive. We'd like to say thank you to all the children and their families who help us with this process.

About Sarah Simpson
Founder, puppet maker, writer and artistic director

Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Sarah’s adaptations of fairy tales include Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Cinderella and most recently, Beauty and the Beast. 

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

Sarah has also adapted and produced comedy versions of Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde for teenage audiences. She is currently working on an illustrated version of her story, The Night before Christmas, for 4 to 7 year-olds. 

She lives in Shepherd's Bush with her three children.

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Our Collaborators

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

Our Actors

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
Kate Fisher - Illustration

Robert Gorrick - Music
Robert Patterson - Illustration
Noah Tucker - Music

Helen Young - Illustration
Katie Vandyck - Puppet Photography/website
Teresa Klasener for the Christmas Carol video
Noah Tucker - Original music for Christmas Carol video
Linus Carp - Beauty and The Beast publicity flyer