Historic Shadow Show

An exciting show based around discovery and achievements throughout our own history.


  • Performers8 - venue to provide sound technician
  • DurationShow: 11 mins
  • Set up time1 hour

A journey of discovery through the medium of shadow, all set to an uplifting soundtrack. 

The show begins with the main character being swallowed into a book. In this new world, we travel back in time and watch previous achievements, inventions and discoveries throughout our history. Stunning images are created with the performers’ bodies such as: horse and cart, an Egyptian sphinx, Newton discovering gravity, steam train, large windmill, car, plane and a rocket so our main character can walk on the moon!

We then reach the digital age with an interactive ‘Minority Report’ screen that references Wi-Fi, tablets, phones, cameras & gadgets.The tempo of the show speeds up towards the finale as the acrobats perform gymnastic tumbles, group pyramids and high lifts. The bodies create the word INSPIRE before completely disappearing. 

The book re-appears and the main character makes their way out of it and back into reality. She watches as a ball of light also makes it’s way out of the book and then lands in her hands. The final image is of the performer dancing with the ball of light above before the screen fades to black.  

The show’s content can be applied to many themes, events and industries including: communications, travel, working together, getting connected, automobile, aviation, innovation, design, engineering and very suitable for product launches amongst many others.

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Tech requirements

Pre-requisites:

  • Sound system to be provided by the venue
  • Sound technician to be provided by the venue