A HEART AT SEA
Presented by Half a String
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May
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Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.
Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world created by the spectacular chest. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the Boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.
The original songs, composed by Avi Simmons, knit together the atmospheric tale through live vocals, instruments and a loop station. The music sweeps through echoing soundscapes to create a visceral, heart-warming experience. Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart. This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.
A Heart at Sea is aimed at ages 7-12. The company say: ‘Older children and adults are engaged by the intricacy of design, the beauty of a musically driven story and empathy with the emotional narrative. The show is written and paced so that children from about 7 can follow the story and appreciate the visuals, but younger children may become restless through the slower parts and may not fully follow the narrative. There is also some mildly dark content.’
£13 Full-price Adults
£11 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions
Running Time: 55mins