The Magic Pillow of Oxumaré and Legends of The Amazon were our first “full productions” for the Young Actors Programme. The project was developed in partnership with Lewisham Youth Theatre.  Over 40 young people met weekly for the period of 6 months exploring the themes of Brazilian Mythology and Legends of the Amazon Forest. Throughout the period, they also attended body percussion and singing workshops delivered by StoneCrabs associate artist Menino Josue.  StoneCrabs facilitators/directors partnered with Lewisham Youth Theatre artists to deliver drama workshops which culminated with 2 live performances at the Catford Broadway Theatre.

The Magic Pillow Of Oxumare

The Magic Pillow of Oxumare

Written by Franko Figueiredo

Directed by Franko Figueiredo & Sebastian Constantine
Music by Menino Josue
Design by Eleanor Margoiles


Legends of The Amazon

The Legends of the Amazon

Devised by the group supported by Gael Le Cornec, Sheryl Malcolm and Tanja Pagnuco
Directed by Gael Le Cornec and Sheryl Malcolm
Music by Menino Josue
Design by Eleanor Margoiles

We are very grateful for the support of LYT joint artistic directors Helen Stanley and Cath Beckett.


The project was supported by BBC Children in Need and Garfield Weston.