Courage can come from the smallest of places.

Shō and the Demons of the Deep is a visual adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next. Designed for everyone aged 8+, the show is inspired by the picture book of the same name by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko.

Shō’s city has been plagued by nightmares for as long as she can remember, but hers are the worst of all. One day, Shō has had enough. She throws her nightmares away into the river, where they wash out to sea. Soon people start copying her; the city is rid of its nightmares, and everyone is delighted. But sixty years later, when the river becomes poisoned, Shō’s granddaughter Hana must face her greatest fears in order to save her home. 

Full team and tour details coming soon.

Written by Zoë Bullock, adapted from the work by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko 
Directed by Shilpa T-Hyland 
Design by Claire Halleran

An Independent Arts Projects (IAP) production in association with National Theatre of Scotland

Supported by Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund, & Federation of Scottish Theatre. Development supported by Imaginate and Playwrights Studio Scotland.


Pictured (l-r): Christina Strachan, Rebecca Wilkie & Houmi Miura. 
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic.