Yugen Puppet Company

The Fisherman and the Seal

Based on the myths and legends of the Scottish Selkie, Yugen Puppet Company tells the comic tale of a lonely fisherman, falling in love with a seal and how in matters of love things don't always go according to plan.

Using hand-crafted puppets and striking shadow silhouettes, with music from the past, Yugen Puppet Company puts its own twist on this usually tragic Scottish fairy tale.

The Fisherman and the Seal was created with the support of the Quality Production award from Creative Scotland. Alison Monaghan of Yugen Puppet Company collaborated with Gerry Mulgrew (director), Fabrizio Montecchi (shadow director), Jim Harbourne (music), Peter Graham (designer) and Iain Halket (puppeteer/designer).

The show first toured in 2015, and featured in The Puppet Animation Festival Scotland in 2016 and 2017. We also performed it in 2016 at the International Puppet Festival in Izmir, Turkey.

This show is suitable for ages 5+ and is a great family show which lasts 45 minutes. For technical requirements, booking information and pricing please contact us.