Lantern Theatre Company

Lantern Theatre Company tours churches, schools, hospitals, prisons …
For details on all our shows call Nick on 0203 761 7070 or email

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Key Witness 
Dangerous Journey
(Pilgrim’s Progress)
The Hiding Place
(Corrie ten Boom)
Life in a Box
Split Second
(road safety)
Trafficked: Act Now

Taking Control
Life Support
(healthy life)
Jungle Friends
Jungle Friends 2
Under the Tree
(anger management
& anti-bullying)
Food Fight (healthy life)
The Bunker
(Reduce Reuse Recycle)
Wake Up Call
(10 commandments)


Key Witness – all ages

The story of Jesus as told by the eye witnesses: ordinary people who saw extraordinary things. Audience reactions: “Very powerful and extremely moving”, “you went down a storm”, “people are still talking about it now”, “you grabbed the attention of everyone from beginning to end and both entertained and challenged us”. Enjoyed by schools, churches, arts centres and conferences.


Dangerous Journey

“One man running, running for his life, running to escape destruction, running to win his prize, eternal life in the golden city.”

John Bunyan’s classic story of A Pilgrim’s Progress rewritten for a modern audience by Susie Pottinger with original music by Paul Field. Having toured during the 2012 Olympics in partnership with More Than Gold to great acclaim, it continues to tour as a timeless story of the journey of man towards heaven.
Audience reaction: “Thank you for such a fantastic presentation last night. Everyone I have spoken to said that it was great evening and that not only was it very professional it was also very meaningful and thought provocative.”


The Hiding Place

It was great to be able to bring such a moving story to our men, told in a vibrant and physically impressive way. Many were very moved by what they saw, and there were some animated discussions going round in the jail as a result!”

The inspiring true story of Corrie ten Boom and her family who hid Jews during the war, were betrayed and ended up in a concentration camp. Shorter
50 min version available for Secondary schools.


 Life in a Box

 As a woman helps her mother move house, they – and the rather inept removal men – reminisce and relive the various stages of life.





Split Second

“None of us realized then that our lives were going to change – or end – in the space of that one phone call” Emma and Rob have their whole lives ahead of them and they’re too old to bother with a boring road safety talk. Split Second is a hard-hitting new play, commissioned by Wandsworth Borough Council for Secondary Schools. Pupils are caught up in a story and characters they care about as the “boring statistics” take on names and faces.This play doesn’t just present the facts it gets under your skin and makes you think


 Trafficked: Act Now

A girl gets used to seeing a man on the way to school,  he gets to know her, he starts to turn her against her friends and family, soon he is the only good thing in her life: how far will she go to keep his friendship?
Lantern Theatre Company are proud to be working with Merton Against Trafficking to create a play which warns young people and their parents and the rest of society about the dangers of “grooming”.


Taking Control

Tanya is missing. As her boyfriend, Mum and best friend go through her bag, they discover she is a victim of bullying.Can they help? Whose fault is it? Where is Tanya and can she finally take control of her life?Powerful, thought-provoking theatre – a great way to engage with the topic of bullying.



Food Fight – Healthy Lifestyle

Food Fight aliens and kids smallEvil Einstein and his friends think they can take over the Earth by making us all too unhealthy to fight back. Can the children and Tough Tony stop them? This fun and engaging play encourages children to be healthy through an exciting story and audience interaction. As we leave, children in the playground call out to show they’re doing healthy things and those in the lunch queue confide that they will be choosing vegetables!

Flashpoint – primary anti-bullying and anger management

Flashpoint Front smallCan Sam and Judy stop Evil Einstein from taking over the Earth? This fun and engaging play encourages children to explore what makes them angry, the consequences and how they can control it. It also addresses the issue of bullying. Lots of fun with a lot to learn. The audience are fully involved in saving the Earth!



Big News in Bethlehem

As a TV crew report on the Best Inn in Bethlehem, they have no idea that the big news is happening out the back in the stable.The truth and beauty of the first Christmas in a modern setting.The script by Susie Pottinger can be performed with songs by James Devenish OR create your own Dramatic Carol Concert with the action interspersed with carols for everyone to join in.Make this Christmas an experience to remember with the Lantern Theatre Company and Big News in Bethlehem.


Christmas Chaos – all ages

ltc chaos

It’s Christmas but all Amelia’s presents are in America and snow has cancelled her flight! In her “boring hotel room” she meets different visitors who help her to understand that Christmas isn’t about being selfish. With great songs, colourful characters and action that takes place all around the audience this is a show to brighten up anyone’s Christmas!


The Christmas Box

When David and Carol find a muddy old box they have no idea that they will find themselves in a world where goblins steal decorations, a witch who hates Christmas traps them and the emperor who steals presents imprisons them. Will they get home in time for Christmas? The only way to escape is to discover the real meaning of Christmas; can they do it in time?With a story-telling style script by Rob and Shannon Brennan and wonderful music by Paul Field, the Lantern Theatre Company bring a magical Christmas experience to wherever you invite them!