Castle Builder - the cast HIT THE ROCK

Full review of The Castle Builder on tour in Hull HERE and in Bristol HERE

 joyful, messy and exuberant
— Total Magazine
It holds its audience, tenderly, in the palm of its hand, lifts us to the stars, then places us gently back down on earth, with a reminder that there’s always time to live better
— Exeunt
It’s a mix between a TED talk and a rock concert”

”Vic and Ed are speaking really passionately and with great humour about what it is to make things; shows, buildings, toys for their kids, art....and the music is just great.”

”I found it incredibly inspiring and really moving.”

”There is a particularly beautiful song which is a dedication to the local maker that is working on stage throughout the show, and is essentially a love song for anyone who makes things. It made me beam and it made me cry.”
— Audience feedback at Wigan Arts Festival

Kid Carpet/Ed Patrick: Music, Lyrics & Performer
Vic Llewellyn: Text and Performer.
Harvey Williams: Video operator
Bryn Thomas: Choreography.
Directed by: Richie Smith & Emma Williams.
Produced by: Bristol Ferment

Funded by Arts Council England Supported by Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factories Bristol And Pilot Nights.

 

"An unexpected but moving journey into the world of creators, makers and dedicators to art! A punk rock TedTalk and a lot of great music!"

Where would be without the builders, inventors and creators who didn't wait for permission? Join us for a joyous riot of a night of music, tall tales and going a little-too-far.  Make it a family-night out, bring your young inventors and builders of the future, and inspire them to be bold and brave too.

Fri 10 Nov, 8pm
Sat 11 Nov, 8pm* (*BSL Interpretation)
The Undercroft, Serpentine Green, Hampton PE7 8DE
Tickets £11 (£6 student concession) 

ONLINE BOOKING CLOSES AT 7PM.  BOX-OFFICE AT VENUE OPEN 1PM-2PM + 7PM ONWARDS

***IMPORTANT ACCESS INFO RE SAT 11 NOV HERE

★★★★ “Funny, educational and most importantly, inspiring.”  The Fix  

★★★★ “Boisterous and innovative.”  The British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “Hilarious, touching and poignant.” Across the Arts

The Castle Builder tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over 5 years built a castle on a remote headland. The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of other outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic validation from the real world.

Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet re-imagine these stories and tell them with visceral live music, dancing, projection & heart felt storytelling and chewed bread sculptures.

The show also includes the presence of an invited maker/artisan who constructs during the duration of the piece and presents something unique to the audience at the climax of the show.

Age guidance: 12+. Running time: 55 mins no interval

A cash bar will be available from 1 hour before events, and 30 minutes after the end of each event.  The Dreamcatcher installation is also open before the show.

Please note: Latecomers may not be admitted to this performance, this is unto the discretion of the venue management.  No refunds will be due for latecomers

DON'T FORGET - THERE ARE 3 OTHER SHOWS IN THE SEASON, 8-12 NOV - WHAT ELSE WILL YOU TRY?