The Castle Builder
By Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet
Presented by Looping the Loop
Including a pre-show ‘curtain-raiser’ by Thanet’s Filigree Mask Theatre: a short performance after taking workshops with the company.
The beautiful Theatre Royal Margate, home to the oldest working stage in the UK, is the setting for Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn’s musical, magical, moving & comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. This smash-hit success of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic validation from the real world. The performers suggest it’s something like ‘a mix between a TED talk and a rock concert’.
“boisterous and innovative.” ★★★★★ The British Theatre Guide
“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 (Maddy Costa)
Funded by Arts Council England Supported by Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factories Bristol And Pilot Nights.
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