Paper Memories

Jabuti Theatre presents

Paper Memories

A new visual theatre show for children aged 7+ about memory, loss, migration and integration, by Rob Evans and Rachael Macintyre

Through the exploration of our senses, Paper Memories will show us snapshots of the memories of a displaced child; unfolding a story of displacement and migration. We will ask ourselves ‘what is home?’, what and who makes a home, and what would happen if we lost it.

Created by Rob Evans (Ballad of Pondlife McGuirk, Mickey and Addie, Tiger Tale, Little Red) and Rachael Macintyre (Jabuti Theatre), Paper Memories uses puppetry, dance, circus and aerial to take the audience on an exciting journey that will move us, make us laugh and give us hope.

Creative Team:

  • Co-Director and Writer: Rob Evans
  • Co-Director and Creator: Rachael Macintyre
  • Set Design: Karen Tenant
  • Lighting Design: Simon Wilkinson
  • Puppet Design and maker: Kim Bergsagel
  • Composers and Sound Design: Niroshini Thambar and Nik Paget-Tomlinson
  • Costume Design: Cleo Rose McCabe

Paper Memories will tour Scotland in October 2018. Please contact us if you would like any more information.

This project is funded by Creative Scotland.

Read about the Research and Development below

As part of a European Funded, international residency at Teatro Paraiso, in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country, Spain, Jabuti Theatre undertook the first stage of development for Paper Memories. In February 2017 Rachael Macintyre, of Jabuti Theatre, lead a two-week residency at the KunArte Innovation Centre (run by Teatro Paraiso), working with past collaborators Robbie Thomson (In Her Shadows) and Jusztina Hermann (Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear). We began the exploration of the idea of memories and loss, combining circus, clowning and interactive technology. We also ran workshops for children and for families. At the end of the residency we performed a work-in-progress showing of the work we made.

These two weeks were an incredibly exciting initial development for the project and opened the lid to lots and lots of ideas. 


Photographs from the research and development by Lacasta Fitzsimmons Photography