HookHitch Theatre presents This was the World and I was King by Casey Jay Andrews and Nathan Foad, composed by George Jennings.
Rediscover the unbridled imagination of childhood in this transporting story of courage, kindness, and bravery, with rousing live folk music and hand carved puppets. With their father in peril on the Western Front, the Connor children turn to their imagination for a comforting distraction from reality. Their spell-binding make believe kingdom comes to life on stage as they set sail on impossible adventures.
It is a heartening tale of the bitter-sweet remembrance of childhood. The play celebrates a generation of war-time children who had no option but to grow up quickly, and confront the demons beyond their world of innocence.
This was the World and I was King features the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses.
This was the World and I was King
Writers: Casey Jay Andrews & Nathan Foad Composer | George Jennings
Puppetry Design: Casey Jay Andrews Lighting Designer | Laura Trundle
Producer: HookHitch Theatre Company Director | David Thackeray
Cast: Laura Hannawin, Laura Trundle, Lucy Peacock, Casey Jay Andrews, Steve McCourt and Lewis Clarke
At HookHitch we have a simple aim: for audiences to leave our shows having discovered something new, or having been reminded of something they’d forgotten. Our passions lie in the traditions of rural storytelling and folk music, and we want to create and offer work that is accessible and inclusive.
Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 20th February 2016
Performances at 7.45pm
Press Night Thursday 4th February at 7.45pm
Tickets: £14, £12 concessions (suitable for 10+)
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
or 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only)