Ancient Giants


Dance, Music/Sound, Puppetry, Theatre, Walkabout

Ancient Giants is a battle between good and evil, two enormous puppets dance around an outdoor space interacting with the audience in a street theatre show, which will leave everyone in awe – think epic Transformer-style battles with martial arts and dancing. 

About Ancient Giants

Gods and Demons from ancient South Asian tales are brought to life in a visual spectacle of giant puppetry, adventure and surprise in this family friendly street theatre show. Their story introduces Indian cultural learnings authentically into an outdoor arts setting and is fully accessible with a walk around element and a grand finale, where an epic battle of good and evil takes place.

Hanuman and Ravan are ancient characters from the story of the Ramayan. The South Asian God and Demon King will be brought to life in a visual spectacle of giant puppetry, adventure and surprise. 

About Inspirate

Inspirate is a diverse-led organisation that has produced a plethora of arts festivals and events, delivering culturally dynamic experiences to audiences from across the country. The organisation exists to connect people from all walks of life with inspiring creative experiences –pioneering a new and inclusive approach to culture where the door is open to all. Inspirate produces the UK’s annual An Indian Summer programme.

Jiten Anand, co-founded Inspirate whilst he was on a university placement. He has been instrumental in pioneering a breadth of cultural events through his work, including ‘An Indian Summer’ and ‘Bring The Paint’. Under his direction, Inspirate has led one of the biggest celebrations of contemporary South Asian culture in the UK and successfully led a variety of consultancy projects, with clients such as the British Science Association. Jiten is also a Clore Fellow, and a Trustee of New Art Exchange and Inclusion Arts UK.


Puppet Designer: Tom Cleaver, Mr Cleaver’s Monsters
Writer, Choreographer, Fight Co-ordinator: Chirag Lukha

Ancient Giants is supported by Without Walls, and supported and funded by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council. It is produced by Inspirate and An Indian Summer.

Image credit: courtesy of artist