The Elves & The Shoemaker

NO WHITE FINALElves and the shoe maker

Three children wander through a dark forest. They are hungry, cold and lost. Stopping for a rest, they decide to share some of the weird and wonderful stories they have heard along the way… Find out what happened to the jolly old shoemaker, discover the fate of the gingerbread man and laugh in astonishment at the emperor’s new clothes!

A magical new show from Silly Boys, creators of The Tallest Horse On Earth. The Elves & The Shoemaker is a typically bonkers and heartwarming take on some of the world’s favourite fairytales. Reimagined using puppetry, live music and a huge dose of silliness! The perfect treat for all the family!

Co-produced by Colchester Arts Centre, The Elves & The Shoemaker embarks on a national tour of the UK this autumn before heading to Colchester for Christmas. This show is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

 

TOURING TO:

SEPTEMBER:
25 – The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall. Tickets.
26 – St Just WI Hall, St. Just, Cornwall.

OCTOBER:
04 – Mawnan Smith Village Hall, Cornwall. Tickets.
07 – City College, Plymouth, Devon.
10 – Lambeage Village Hall, Coverack, Cornwall. Tickets.
11 – The Centre, Newlyn, Cornwall. Tickets.
12 – Launceston Town Hall, Cornwall. Tickets.
17 – The ACE Centre, Nelson, Lancashire. Tickets.
18 – Whitby Hall, Lancashire. Tickets.
19 – The Boo, Horse + Bamboo Theatre, Lancashire. Tickets.
22 – SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle, Shropshire. x2 shows. Tickets.
23 – The Edge Arts Cinema, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Tickets.
24 – Wem Town Hall, Shropshire. Tickets.
25 – Kinokulture Cinema, Owestry, Shropshire. Tickets.
26 – The Market Theatre, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Tickets.
29 – Sedgeford Village Hall, Norfolk. Tickets.
30 – Dickleburgh & Rushall Village Hall, Norfolk. Tickets.

NOVEMBER:
01 – Winfrith Village Hall, Dorset. Tickets.
02 – Hazelbury Bryan Village Hall, Dorset. Tickets.
06 – Beggar’s Theatre, Millom, West Cumbria. Tickets.
07 – Drigg Village Hall, West Cumbria. Tickets.
08 – Ewanrigg & Netherton Community Centre, West Cumbria. Tickets.
09 – Torpenhow Village Hall, West Cumbria. Tickets.
11 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
12 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
13 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
14 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
15 – Praa Sands Village Hall, Cornwall. Tickets.
18 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
19 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
20 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
21 – Buckland Brewer, Devon. Beaford Arts. Tickets.
22 – High Bickington, Devon. Beaford Arts. Tickets.
23 – West Anstey Village Hall, Devon. Beaford Arts. Tickets.
25 – Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NEAT Shows. Tickets.
26 – Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NEAT Shows. Tickets.
27 – Finzean Village Hall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NEAT Shows. Tickets.
28 – New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NEAT Shows. Tickets.
29 – Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NEAT Shows. Tickets.

DECEMBER:
02 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Wales. Night Out. Tickets.
03 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
04 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
05 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
06 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
07 – Welsh Venue, TBC. Night Out. Wales. Tickets.
12 – Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Shropshire. Tickets.

CHRISTMAS RUN AT COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE.
DECEMBER:
23 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
24 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
27 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
28 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
29 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
30 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.*
31 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.**
JANUARY 2015:
01 – x 1 show. 4pm. Tickets.
02 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
03 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.
04 – x 2 shows. 11am & 2pm. Tickets.

* 2pm show will be a relaxed performance, call box office for details.
** 2pm show will be an audio-described performance with touch tour, call box office for details.

Shoulder Arms

Shoulder Arms

I’m really excited to be composing a new score for Charlie Chaplin’s silent beauty – Shoulder Arms.
Made in 1918, the film depicts Charlie at his comic best, battling against the odds in the WW1 trenches.

The score will be played live by myself mainly on piano (with other things) and has been commissioned by The Poly Falmouth and Cornwall Film Festival. It will debut with its live score at The Poly on the 28th of August, 2014.

R+D

Last week I spent two lovely days, rehearsing and devising for the Wild Works project – 100: The Day Our World Changed.

This is a composition for the climax of the show, at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in August 2014.