The Paper Cinema

Ghost Stories by The Paper Cinema

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The Paper Cinema create extraordinary, magical worlds by sleight of hand, pen and ink and a treasure trove of acoustic and electronic sounds.

Their reputation has spread from the Edinburgh fringe to Shanghai, with tours across South America and Asia. With Battersea Arts Centre they created full-scale, critically acclaimed productions of The Odyssey and Macbeth.

Currently touring Ghost Stories. Other works and new commissions available on request.

This programme gathers favourite short stories, including the dream-like Night Flyer, humorous Devil in Cornwall, spooky Wanderer and Edgar Allan Poe’s King Pest. Performed by two puppeteers and a multi-instrumentalist, they return to their 'out-of-a suitcase’ origins to revisit some of the atmospheric, intimate venues they love so well.

60 minute show for adults or family audiences.
(from 8 years upwards - who don’t mind being a tiny bit scared!)
Flexible options for running times and sets

Watch the making of previous projects Ghost Stories and Macbeth below:


"immense skill...ingeniously effective" - The Times ****

"The pleasure here is not just that the animations are both sinister and enchanting, or that the wonderful music gives the whole thing the feel of a quirky silent movie, but also that you can see how the show is being made right before your eyes." - The Guardian

"Any production by this small British company is bound to be something special." - The Times

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