An audience interacts with a giant puppet of Hindu god Hanuman

Ancient Giants

Sat 25 - Sun 26 May 2024
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Gods and Demons from ancient stories come to life in this family friendly street theatre show that is an exciting fusion of puppetry, martial arts, dance and storytelling.

Shanti, a young girl who is fascinated with stories told by her parents and grandparents, imagines a battle between Hanuman and Ravana; a complex struggle between good and evil. The encounter is brought to life by two 12ft puppets as they interact with audiences and make their way to a dramatic final confrontation.

Ancient Giants is supported by Without Walls and co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Just So Festival. The R&D for Ancient Giants was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund. Presented with Crawley Borough Council.

Brighton Festival is part of Without Walls, a network of organisations bringing innovative outdoor arts to towns and cities across England. Find out more on

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