Friday, 27 October 2017
Two people, one with a cardboard box with a smiley face on it over their head and the other bending over and speaking into a microphone.

Event Details

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.


Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn take you on a musical, magical, moving and comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. A smash hit success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.


It tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over 5 years built a castle on a remote headland. But …where was he getting his bricks from?


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 and 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.


“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 (Maddy Costa)

“**** Funny, educational and most importantly, inspiring.” — The Fix
“***** Boisterous and innovative.” — The British Theatre Guide
“**** Hilarious, touching and poignant” — Across the Arts
“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

Time:7 - 8 PM
Location:The Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4SE.
Suitable for:12+

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