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Night Light

Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley
from Aarhus, Denmark, and Edinburgh, Scotland

November 29 – December 8, 2023
Recommended Grades
Grades Pre-K – K
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Theater; sweet and enchanting
Running Time
40 minutes with no intermission
New 42 Studios 229 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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About the Show

The whimsical world of Night Light wakes up when the sun goes down. Set in a cityscape made of miniature furniture, this poetic piece of object theater delivers delightful discoveries for very young audiences. Cozy up to the comforting charms of New Victory favorite Andy Manley (White, 2011 & 2015) and Teater Refleksion (The Way Back Home, 2017).

An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s theatre at its best

The Herald (Glasgow)

Things to Know

  1. This is one of three shows this season created especially for the very young. The other two are Grand Soft Day and Four Go Wild in Wellies for ages 2 to 5.
  2. Over the years, Andy Manley has brought many shows to the New Victory, including White, Black Beauty, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk, My House, Potato Needs a Bath and Martha.
  3. When Andy Manley is creating a show for toddlers, he often lies on the ground so that he can experience things from the same height as his audience.

About the Artists

Fan favorite Andy Manley is an award-winning Scottish actor, director and theatermaker who specializes in creating performances for young audiences. From Scottish Opera to Norway’s Teatret Vårt, Andy has created work with artists across the UK and Europe. He co-created and first performed Night Light for the 2017 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

For more than 30 years, Teater Refleksion has created acclaimed puppet theater that reflects real life. Wood and foam rubber come alive at its home base in Aarhus, Denmark, and on tour at theaters across the globe—including at the New Victory, which previously presented their shows The Way Back Home and Songs from Above.

Night Light is produced by Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley in association with Imaginate and Red Bridge Arts with support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.


Photo: Bo Amstrup
Photo: Bo Amstrup
Photo: Bo Amstrup
Photo: Bo Amstrup

Creative Team

Bjarne Sandborg

Mariann Aagaard

Andy Manley

Composer and Sound Designer
Daniel Padden

Lighting Designer and Technician
Anders Kjems

Alice McGrath

Curriculum & Trip Planning