About Jellyfish Theatre

Jellyfish is a touring theatre company based in south London. We perform in theatres, arts centres, libraries, at festivals and anywhere else that will have us.

What we do

Jellyfish make heart-warming theatre for young audiences.

We adapt classic tales and also create original work for young audiences. We bring stories vividly to life in the theatre with songs and puppetry and a bit of help from the audience. We work in the UK and abroad.  In the UK we make family theatre shows for children aged 4+ and storytellings for children aged 3+ Our international work is focused on learning English through theatre and is supported by materials that teachers can use to help their students understand the show.

Jellyfish People

Artistic Director Sarah Simpson

Designer + Illustrator Robert Patterson

Props + puppets James Potter

Sarah Simpson

Composer Noah Tucker

Accordion Composer Hannah Harris

Photographers Massimilliano Fusco

Andreas Lambis

Katie Vandyck

Graphic Designer Nina Berkowitz

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Actors

Jellyfish is extremely grateful to the amazing team of actors, past and present, who give their enormous talent, energy, creativity and humour to telling stories to our young audiences.

Laide Sonola                                         Will Taylor                           Kayleigh Barnes                Harriet Watson

James Walker-Black

Sadie Tonks

Morgan Symes

Amy Wright

Jack Taylor

Emma Rose

Derek Murphy Hannah Harris

Linus Karp

Melissa Dalton

Phil Bishop

Sinead Costelloe

Collaborators

Website Katie Vandyck

Flyer design Linus Karp

Video Teresa Klasener, Andreas Lambis

Illustration Helen Young, Kate Fisher

History

Jellyfish began telling stories in 2005. Here are some of our tales:

Original Stories:

The Night before Christmas, An Adventure under the Sea

Adaptations of Fairytales and Traditional Tales:

Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Beauty and the Beast

Adaptations of Classics:

Comedy Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, The Jungle Book

Slain’s Castle in Aberdeenshire, thought to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula.  Projection for Comedy Dracula.

Slain’s Castle in Aberdeenshire, thought to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Projection for Comedy Dracula.