The door of The Stick House is open. All you have to do is walk in…
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
The Stick House features 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).
The Lo-co Klub
Underneath The Passenger Shed
7 Sept – 17 Oct 2015
Previews: 7-9 Sept 6.30pm only, 10 Sept 6.30pm & 8.30pm
11 Sept – 17 Oct: Tues – Fri 6.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Running time: approx. 70 mins
Please note that this performance is promenade (the audience walks through the performance) so will not be seated. If you require a seat, or have any specific access requirements, please advise Box Office when booking. Regretfully, due to regulations regarding fire evacuation, we are presently unable to accommodate wheelchair users. This is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we are hoping to update on the situation very soon.
With Bristol Temple Meads train station in front of you, avoid Station Approach and instead turn to your left along Temple Way, sticking to Brunel's old buildings, and walk through the stone archway on your right into the car park. The Stick House location The Lo-co Klub will be in the tunnel to your right, and will be clearly signposted.
0117 927 5100