The Castle Builder by Kid Carpet & Vic Llewellyn

Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester.

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Latecomers will not be admitted to this performance. Please arrive in plenty of time.  Doors will open approximately 15 minutes before. Refunds will not be given in lieu of late arrivals.

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This event is for over 12s only - No refunds will be issued for under 12s.

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A hard rocking adventure to the outer limits of creativity.

The Castle Builder is an emotional and hard rocking journey into the hearts and souls that exist on the outer limits of creativity and building regulations.

It tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over 5 years built a castle on a remote headland. The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of other outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic validation from the real world.
Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet re-imagine these stories and tell them with visceral live music, dancing, projection & heart felt storytelling and chewed bread sculptures.

The show also includes the presence of an invited maker/artisan who constructs during the duration of the piece and presents something unique to the audience at the climax of the show.

**** “Funny, educational and most importantly, inspiring.”  The Fix  

**** “Boisterous and innovative.”  The British Theatre Guide

**** “Hilarious, touching and poignant.” Across the Arts 

 “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

 “joyful, messy and exuberant”  Total Theatre Magazine

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

Suitability: 12+

Running time: 55 mins no interval