The Light Fantastic – Yan Yan Tethera

Storytellers Yan Tan Tethera, have crafted an exciting yet nonsensical interactive experience  – St Nicholas Kirkyard – where playing with light is key to the story and helping the magical Professor Jigget to spread inspiration throughout the land…

“Renowned magical explorer, goblin scientist and storyteller Professor Jigget is searching for the Light Fantastic – the source of all inspiration, adventure and nonsense. Through this quest he, and a band of his closest travelling companions, have arrived in the glorious city of Aberdeen. It is here that they believe the Light resides! But there is, as always, a problem. You see, the Prof. has tracked down the Light and knows where it lives but, well, he can’t get to it, he can’t, for want of a better word – harvest it! And this is where you come in. Yes you! For, it seems that the Light Fantastic is being stored within you, in all of you! The Light Fantastic has found its way into the actual residents of Aberdeen. This is a lot to take in, I’m sure, but don’t worry. As it is you that stores the Light it is you who can help generate it! The only thing you have to do is…Play with the Light! That’s right. Through your playing, and creating, and exploring of light the Prof. can finally collect the Light Fantastic! And once he has his hands on it he can use it to spread inspiration, adventure and nonsense all across the world. Imagine that. Through your play, the world can become a more inspirational place. The only question is…will you come and play with the Light Fantastic?”

Yan Tan Tethera love stories. They are powerful things. They believe in using this power to strengthen both children’s and adult’s understanding of their heritage, their environment, and their own capacity for imagination and creativity.  This is achieved through the three core Yan Tan Tethera services – storymaking and sharing workshops, storytelling performances, and environmental interpretation.


Dates: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th February

Times: 6:30pm – 9:30pm daily (last entry 9:00pm)

Entry: Free