My Shadow and Me is like a cartoon created live out of nothing but darkness and light. One person and his shadow meet and go on an incredible, imaginative, shadowy journey where creatures emerge, engage and transform beautifully. The show uses minimal language in combination with unusual interpretations of classical music and non-verbal voice effects.
Little encounters between characters are explored and tiny stories unfold. Many are funny, some are sweet. The ever fascinating and adorable hand shadow bunny makes an appearance as part of a simple magic trick, and the show ends with a colourful and impressive finale in which multiple shadow characters appear all at the same time – made with just two hands!!
Drew Colby has played and worked with puppets since the age of five, becoming more interested in ephemeral forms of puppetry as his career developed, until he began specialising in the ancient art of hand shadows in 2010. Mainly self-taught, his work has toured to theatres and venues on five continents.
It has been seen on television in programmes such as Not Going Out (BBC), 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown (C4), Trust (BBC) and Game of Talents (ITV). His shows have won awards including the 2018 Phoenix Arts Club cabaret award on the West End in London and the audience choice award for Best Show at the 2019 Newcastle Puppetry Festival. Drew came third in Das SuperTalent (Germany’s Got Talent) 2021.