THE CASTLE BUILDER by Vic Llewellyn & Kid Carpet
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?