19:00, Tue 12th January 2010 - Sat 16th January 2010 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
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A tortured apprentice clockmaker, a deadly mechanical knight, and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil himself. Put them all together on a cold winter’s evening and what do you get? An unstoppable story of gothic proportions.
Adapted from the novel by award-winning author Philip Pullman, this unique family show is performed in the intimate surroundings of the Larkum Studio using physical theatre and shadow puppetry to bring to life a fantastical tale of wolves, castles and forests.
But be warned: this is not a safe tale: it's twisty turny. Once you wind this story up, nothing will stop it. Tick tock, tick tock…
“This talented company is telling the story with verve and swiftness and clarity, and with the right sort of fairy-tale freshness. It’s a real pleasure to see a director trusting the story so fully and letting the events make their own impact. I hope the audience enjoys it as much as I do.” – Philip Pullman on Mutabilitie’s adaptation of ‘I Was a Rat!’