In the mind of the fantasist, the real and the fanciful become dangerously blurred. As Louise gazes into the night her fancy takes form. Objects move, time changes … and a seductive stranger opens up a world of exhilaration and magic.
Following an acclaimed international tour and 5 star sell-out success at Edinburgh Fringe 2012, The Fantasist comes to The Poly for one night only, melding original music, life-sized puppetry, and physical theatre. War Horse‘s Robin Guiver teams up with Lecoq trained Theatre Temoin in an emotionally powerful exploration of bipolar disorder.
‘Edinburgh Highlight’ – The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Mesmerising’ – The Skinny
★★★★★ ‘Exquisite Theatre’ – Fringe Review
★★★★★ ‘Hilarious, beautiful and utterly astonishing’ – Edinburgh Guide
Meet Fred Andrews, schoolboy and loser. Fred’s dad died a while ago, and his mum is too sad to pay attention to him. To make it even worse, he’s struggling to make any friends at his new school.
But then he discovers a mysterious package at the bottom of a wardrobe and an unexpected visitor in the shed. Is it a film? Is it a play? Yes… FREDDY DARE & the GINGER ROBBER brings you both!
An epic adventure with striking visual effects, great original music, stylish performances and a dazzling script that packs an emotional punch.
Come and find your inner superhero!
A young, trainee teacher arrives at a failing school, determined to raise the aspirations of poverty-line pupils. As she struggles with a difficult class, she turns increasingly to her single, middle-aged mentor for help.
But her mentor has troubles of his own. Disillusioned, alienated, and recently bereaved after years of caring for his declining mother, he finds solace as the star of his own Fred Astaire fantasy. And now he’s looking to cast his own Ginger Rogers whether she wants to dance or not.
Blending film and theatre, knife-sharp dialogue and dance.
*Contains very strong language, and one scene of graphic fantasy violence.
Recommended 15 years +
Delicate, intense, provocative and haunting, THE GIRL WITH NO HEART takes us on an epic journey into a paper world of forgotten wishes, a world where a child’s heart has the power for immeasurable good or unimaginable destruction.
Inspired by the tragic events of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII, the show highlights the fragility and frustration of children surrounded by a war they cannot control.
This stark yet beautiful fable is brought to life with the company’s unique brand of highly visual puppetry and shadow, live music and new writing that subtly interlaces Japanese cultural references throughout.
Award winning theatre company Sparkle and Dark’s Travelling Players are delighted to be touring THE GIRL WITH NO HEART in 2013 after achieving 5-star reviews and sell-out shows in Edinburgh 2012!
REVIEWS OF THE SHOW
“Puppetry, live music and lots of origami collide in The Girl With No Heart, a beautifully staged drama about how children’s lives are destroyed by wars they don’t understand and don’t have any control over… stunning!” Lauren Paxman, The Stage *****
“A masterful production… Something that should be seen and never forgotten.” EdfringeReview *****
“The Girl With No Heart creates something charming and endearing, yet powerfully affecting with apparent ease. I have rarely felt as overwhelmed by emotion because of the sheer beauty of a play, and I could tell I was not only the one; from young children to experienced theatregoers, the effect was unanimous.” The Student Journal *****
YOUNG GENERATION is thrilled to announce that they will be staging “Les Misérables School Edition” .
The longest-running, award-winning youth theatre company in Cornwall will perform this brilliant musical from Tuesday 30 July – Saturday 3 August at the Poly in Falmouth, evenings at 7.30 pm.
Those who are unable to get to London this year to see the stage show will be able to experience the same emotional drama performed by a first-class cast in Cornwall. Be sure to bring your tissues !”