The Stick House

September – October 2015

When I was 12 my father lost me to the Beast at a game of cards…

In a country not so far away, in a time not far from our own, Marietta is about to turn 21. With a great howling from the forest and lilies left outside her house made of sticks, the beast marks his territory and waits to claim his prize. But now things are different. Now her love lies elsewhere. So there is no way she will go willingly.

Where do you hide when the beast comes to your door?

The Stick House is a dark gothic fable fusing film, music, performance and creative digital technology spinning a tale of love found, betrayals made and hearts laid bare in an astonishing and captivating theatre journey deep in the tunnels beneath Bristol. A beautiful, compelling theatre adventure that will make you hold your breath…

Lucy May Rothwell / Edith Woolley
Gareth David-Lloyd
Christopher Elson

“Cleverly conceived; distinctively different”
The Guardian
“a wonderful, sinister, piece of theatre”
Bristol Post
“memorable beyond measure”
The Fix Magazine

The Stick House featured an extraordinary theatrical mix, with projection mapping by Limbic Cinema (WOW stage @ Glastonbury; Cambridge University Projections; Cosmic Expansions for RBMA), robotics by Kyle Harini (The Book Hive), puppetry by Elizabeth Johnson (The Book Hive), film by Jack Offord (Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse) and an original score by Tim X Atack (Sleepdogs). Directed by Anna Ledwich (Hampstead Theatre, Gate Theatre), designed by Conor Murphy (Royal Opera House, Royal Swedish Opera, The Abbey Theatre) and with an extraordinary script by Sharon Clark (Bristol Old Vic, Theatre 503, NT Studio).

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“...show of the year”
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