Shadow Girl – Origins
Discover how an ordinary girl becomes Shadow Girl in a new show about courage, friendship, and adventure.
“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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org