The Missing Light

Youre never too old for hopes and dreams theres always time for plans and schemes.

The Missing Light is an enchanting family puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do.

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.

See how the company use music, puppetry, film and live animation on stage in front of you to create a story that is both moving and technically stunning in equal measures.

Watch our video: go behind the scenes in The Missing Light rehearsal room

Original music composed and performed by Mark Arends.

Praise for Mark Arends’ Something Very Far Away (Winner of the Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People 2013):

These are 35 of the most charming and touching minutes Ive spent in a theatre
Daily Mail

One of the most genuinely moving shows Ive seen
WhatsOnStage

This show may be small, but it is big in every way
The Guardian

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