It’s absolutely wonderful, the children were captivated. Shadow Girl gives children and families a visit to the theatre, it gives them access to a professional, high-quality production on their doorstep

Alison Gill, Neighbourhood Services, Manchester Libraries

The Artist

Chrissy Jones is a Manchester based artist living with a learning disability label.

She is a skilled performer and long-standing artist with Proud and Loud Arts, and has worked with Contact Theatre, DIY, and Access All Areas in MADHOUSE re:exit at Manchester’s Barton Arcade.

Chrissy has been playing with her experience of feeling invisible through her Shadow Girl idea since 2016, taking her live art explorations with light and shadow to Manchester Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool, and the streets of Manchester.

Shadow Girl Origins sees the work expand and develop to reach wider audiences, specifically young people. Chrissy wants to provoke a positive discussion about learning disability with a wider public audience.

Growing the Show with You

Chrissy and the team have big plans for the future including continuing the adventure from library venues into a larger scale theatre spectacle in 2025.

Planning for this has begun. If you are interested in being involved in the next phase of development contact:

Follow Shadow Girl

Shadow Girl – Origins is presented by Proud and Loud Arts and is made possible thanks to project partners M6 Theatre Company. In association with Big Imaginations Artist’s Imagination Fund, Z-arts & Manchester City Council.  
Shadow Girl – Origins is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.