The Magic Lamp


‘Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre’
The Guardian


Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) are excited to announce that indefinitearticles  are bringing their show, The Magic Lamp to The Tramshed as our annual Family Christmas Show, and our Community Performances are now open for booking!


Book Online at the link above!


Step inside a giant Bedouin tent where you will meet fantastical characters, explore enchanted treasure caves, visit opulent places and travel far across barren deserts.
Shadow puppets dance across beautifully crafted scenescapes accompanied by a mesmerising original soundtrack.


‘The Magic Lamp’ is told using a projector, lights, paper, cooking oil, coloured ink and shadow puppets.


Based on the original Iraqi folktale, ‘The Magic Lamp’ tells the tale of the boy with a mysterious past who discovers a magic lamp and finds true love, whilst vanquishing the demons of greed.


Community Performances:


Sunday 2nd December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Saturday 9th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday 10th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Saturday 16th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday 17th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm



Indefiniteartciles was formed in 1995 by sculptor Sally Todd and puppeteer Steve Tiplady to combine their passion for transforming the everyday and mundane into something sublime.  To date they have told stories with sand, oil, chalk, glass, a few drops of ink, a lot of clay, a puppet, here and there…and many a shadow.



There will be school shows twice a day during the week from Tuesday 28th Nov – Monday 18th Dec (No Fridays).

School show times: 10:30am | 1:30pm
Tickets: Early Bird Special – £5.50 (before 1st September) / £6.50 after
Staff tickets: 1 free teacher for every 10 pupils
Show length: 50 mins (no interval)
Suitable for KS1 & KS2

FREE 20 minute post show Q & A : After watching the show you’ll get a unique opportunity to ask the cast about the show and how it was made – discover how they created the magic on stage!

To Book: email or call 020 8854 1316


 Reviews and responses:

‘The story of a blessed and beautiful boy who, through serendipity alone, ends up with a lamp-dwelling genie at his disposal, is told using a projector, lights, paper, cooking oil and coloured ink in this bewitching shadow puppet show’
                                                                                                                   TIME OUT *****

‘In The Magic Lamp they have created a bewitching 50-minute shadow puppet play in the round, against a set groaning with billowing muslin drapes’

                                                                                                Manchester Evening News


“It was very sophisticated storytelling, it felt very professional, exciting and at the same time it felt part of a tradition.”

“One of the boys is not usually into theatre, but he was spellbound and kept saying ‘THIS is MAGIC!’” Audience member – Heike Feldpausch