MELANCHOLY – Certain Dark Things
One inventor playing God, and his biggest creation yet… Life.
Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife… but at what cost?
Award winning theatre company Certain Dark Things use an imaginative combination of puppetry, physical theatre and animation to tell the story of one man as he treads the fine line between genius and insanity.
Running Time – 55 mins .
Suitability age 11+ due to themes of death and grief
★★★★★ “This show started beautifully and retained its magic right until the very end. It was an absolute joy to watch and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Everything worked and worked – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Enchanting and imaginative exploration of loss using puppetry, performance and filmed animations.” – The Stage
★★★★ Arts Award Voice “A delightful and complete show.”
“The most beautiful 55 minutes I’ve spent at the theatre.”
“Very inventive, great world creation, beautiful soundtrack + visuals.” “Captivating and powerful.”
“Puppetry, animation & beautiful acting. Sad and lovely. Recommended.” “Excellent and moving. Do catch it if you can. Magical!”
“Lovely and tender piece on grief. Gothic fairytale.”
“Bloody marvellous and, everyone agreed, inspiring stuff!”
“Absolutely fantastic – heart-warming and heart-breaking – go and see!!!” “Brilliant. A heart breaking story of getting over grief. “
“Left in wonder. See it or be sad when you hear people talk about it.”
“If you love puppetry & beautiful storytelling then don’t miss Melancholy.”
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