‘This was the World and I was King’ – Hook Hitch Theatre

A family friendly World War I story featuring the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Rediscover the unbridled imagination of childhood in this transporting story of courage, kindness, and bravery, with rousing live folk music and hand carved puppets.  With their father in peril on the Western Front, the Connor children turn to their imagination for a comforting distraction from reality. Their spell-binding make believe kingdom comes to life on-stage as they set sail on impossible adventures.

It is a heartening tale of the bitter-sweet remembrance of childhood. The play celebrates a generation of war-time children who had no option but to grow up quickly, and confront the demons beyond their world of innocence.

Directed by David Thackeray

Written by Casey Jay Andrews & Nathan Foad

Composed by George Jennings

Puppetry Design by Casey Jay Andrews


Brockley Jack cast (2016):

Laura Trundle, Laura Hannawin,

Steve McCourt, Lewis Clarke,

Lucy Peacock, Joey Dexter,

Oliver Grant, Casey Jay Andrews.

The Arts Theatre Studio, West End cast (2016):

Laura Trundle, Laura Hannawin,

Patch Harvey, Lewis Clarke,

Lucy Peacock, Joey Dexter,

Ben Eagle, Casey Jay Andrews.

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