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January 3 @ 7:30 pm - January 18 @ 10:30 pm£19
We kick off 2020 with a malignant mosaic of morbid mysteries, once told, now whispered…
From the company behind Golem and The Animals and Children Took To The Streets, this brand new show is a collection of rarely told folktales, offering a glimpse into imaginations from a pre-industrialized age. Tyrannical ogres, magical birds and very, very fat cats are all brought to life with the company’s signature style, set to a live score involving Peruvian prayer boxes, donkey jaws, violins and musical saws.
This isn’t just theatre – this is a world of its own, a fusion of intricately handcrafted animation, live music, the visual aesthetic of early cinema and a fondness for the fantastic, the dark, the weird and the wonderful.
This is no lullaby. There is no happy ending. Some things don’t tie up into neat bows. Some roots are hopelessly knotted, too tangled to ever be unpicked…
“Music, animation, narration, performance all comes together to forge a unique theatrical experience” – Post & Courier, Charleston
“Roots will ground you in amazement and delight” – Charleston City Paper
Age: 12+ (recommended), under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Presented by 1927