MELANCHOLY – Certain Dark Things

11th June 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.”

Audience Feedback

“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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The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

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