Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat

Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat

“When the sea-foam is red at the end of the Earth, only then will you see me again ~ until that time, you will wander the world and all that you touch will turn to iron...”

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS A FOREST...

In the forest, strange changes can take place. There may be kings and queens and princesses and witches, and common folk going about their business, not to mention all the animals. A lot is going on. Love can be found, and lost, and found again. There’s talk of the farthest sea, of a desert of fire beyond the forest, but these are probably just rumours...

Once upon a time, there was a forest... 


Hedgespoken Travelling Storytelling Theatre presents IRON-BROW AND THORN-COAT, our retelling of the classic Lithuanian folk-tale. Steeped in old magic and half-familiar memories, this is an astonishing tale of transformation, love and talented hedgehogs.

 

PLAYERS:

Storytelling - Tom Hirons
Puppetry, maskwork, foolery - Helen Aldrich

MUSICIANS:

Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Artistic direction and production - Sarah Vigars
Performance direction and puppet direction - Howard Gayton
Design and artistic direction- Rima Staines

Puppet-carving - Rima Staines and Sarah Vigars (with assistance from Jan Zalud and John Roberts)
Mask-carving - Jan Zalud
Writing and story development - Tom Hirons

 

Suitable for all story-lovers age 5+ 
 

We have shows booked at the following times and places - tickets are on sale now at the bottom of this page.

 

Sharpham Summer Open Day - June 30th, 2pm (free entry!)

Buddhafield - storytelling all through the festival (17th-21st July), then Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat at 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 20th July

The Woodland Presents, Dartington - August 2nd (7pm show, then feasting!) and August 4th (3pm matinee show)

West Town Farm, Ide, near Exeter - August 10th (3pm show and 7pm evening show)

Jubilee Hall, Chagford - October 20th (7.00pm)

The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury - October 24th (7.30pm)

 

Here's what people are saying about the show:

 

A beautiful combination of music, puppetry, storytelling and foolery!

Magic, wonder, jaw-dropping beauty. A tale that is truly made spellbinding by the telling. Thank you so much for rich nurture to my soul.

This Granny thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing, as did her three grandchildren.

Beautiful storytelling, lovely mask and puppets and delightful music. Thank you!

Totally captivating! Brilliant! Magical...

Thank you for bringing so much creativity and love into our lives by being you... You're inspiring us always.

Loved it. Beautiful. Simple. Thanks.

A wonderful performance thoroughly enjoyed by some grown-up children. Thank you.

What a gorgeous performance. Perfect, magic! We arrived late, so I ended up sitting with my daughter on the floor a few feet away... We were mesmerised.

Genius!

Thanks for the storytelling - it was beautiful. I loved the 'genuine' and 'real' way you told the tale.

We three were spellbound by storytelling - beautiful EVERYTHING. Thank you.

It was amazing - I loved the music!

Great story along with the music.

 

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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - 20th October 7.00pm - Jubilee Hall, Chagford, Dartmoor
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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - 10th August 7pm - West Town Farm
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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - 10th August 3pm - West Town Farm
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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - 4th August 3pm - The Glade
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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - 2nd August 7pm - The Glade
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Hedgespoken presents IRON-BROW AND THORN-COAT NOTE - Ticket sales from this site will stop at 3.30pm this afternoon. If you...