THE DARK, THE DEVIOUS AND THE DEAD - A shadow puppet show

  • Brompton Cemetery Chapel


  • Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts and Walks & Tours
  • Tickets from £12.00
  • n/a
  • Sun, 13th Oct 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  • 19:30 - 21:00

A torchlit walk through the cemetery followed by a perfomance of the Highway Man and the Suffolk Miracle 
by Finger and Thumb Theatre
A part of the London Month of the Dead
At Brompton Cemetery

The death of a beloved cat was the beginning of a journey into the world of shadows for Drew Colby, the UK's only full-time hand shadow performer. With nothing but light and dark he conjures up tales of deceit, trickery and mortality; ghostly, romantic poems of illicit love and fatal passion from beyond the grave in "The Highwayman" and "The Suffolk Miracle" and spookily humorous tales such as"The Witch called Five".

Drew Colby has worked as a puppetteer across two continents, Europe and Africa, for over thirty years. He is the master of many traditional puppetry techniques including the double-bridge, long-string marionette shows and open stage bunraku-style puppetry but his passion lies in the art of shadowgraphy and the ability to make theatre simply out of absences of light. He has since travelled around the world to perform and has created shadow sequences for B&Q, Nintendo, Lodotra, Suso, Sainsburys, Channel 4 and the BBC.





Ticket Event time Cost
The Dark, the Devious and the Dead
LMOD Ticket
19:30 - 21:00 £12.00



Brompton Cemetery Chapel, Entrance on Old Brompton Road, Old Brompton Road, London, SW10 9UG

Nearest Station

Earl's Court (Tube)

Getting there


A Curious Invitation and Antique Beat
The London Month of the Dead has been curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat to inform, entertain and provoke on the subject of death and London cemeteries.


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