In GHOST CARIBOU, Thingumajig Theatre’s night-time street act, giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part spirit, roam a mystical world after dark, accompanied by a wild herdsperson. 

As the crowd gathers, they clear a space to perform their other-worldly ceremony. 

With music, song and shadow puppets they tell stories of lost homes, impossible migrations and seeds of hope before continuing the journey into their hauntingly beautiful dream-world of the night.

Ghost Caribou is a walkabout act with three performers which can perform 3 x 40 minutes in one day. The piece begins as a procession which stops in an open space and performs a 15-minute static piece which includes a folk dance and a shadow puppet play. It is primarily a night-time piece and requires dark to get the full effect of the lantern caribou and the shadow puppet show. 

Suitable for outdoor settings. Appropriate for all ages.

Ghost Caribou was created and constructed by Kathy and Andrew Kim with Jonny Quick and Mark Whitaker with original music by Kathy Kim.

The R&D for Ghost Caribou was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund. Without Walls is the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond


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Ghost Caribou

by Thingumajig Theatre

Performance Styles

  • Illuminated
  • Walkabouts
  • Music
  • Puppetry
  • Christmas

Ghost Caribou were a joy to work with and visually lifted the space every time they came out. I’m so pleased we were able to have them as part of the festival.

— Rachel Capell, Oxford City Events Officer

They were a joy to work with and feedback has been fantastic.

— Sally Lockey, DN Festival of Light.