The Iron Man

Graeae Theatre Company

Family, Puppetry, Theatre

Hogarth and his mates gather in a scrap yard to recount the remarkable tales of THE IRON MAN.

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, the unexpected arrival of THE IRON MAN cast a shadow of fear across our small farm community. Together we struggled to trap this giant foe and stop his insatiable hunger for metal. But, when an enormous dragon from outer space threatened to annihilate our planet, it was THE IRON MAN  who valiantly came to our rescue.

Against a backdrop of celestial soundscapes, a deaf and disabled ensemble spins the story with words, signs and an audio descriptive narrative.  The Iron Man is a colossal narrative that emerges from the shadows and takes to the air.

Inspired by Ted Hughes’ children’s book

About Graeae Theatre Company

Artistically led by Jenny Sealey, Graeae’s signature characteristic is the compelling creative integration of sign language, captioning and audio description, which engages brilliantly with
both disabled and non-disabled audiences. Championing accessibility and providing a platform for new generations of artists, Graeae leads the way in pioneering, trail-blazing theatre.
The original disabled-led theatre company, Graeae remains firmly rooted at the forefront of its field in the UK, with the valuable patronage of many high profile artists, directors and
actors, including Sir Peter Blake, Jenny Agutter, Richard Wilson OBE, Sadie Frost and Dame Harriet Walter.

Production Credits:

Writer — Ted Hughes

Adaptor — Paul Sirett

Director — Amit Sharma

Designer — Sofie Layton

Composer & Sound Designer — Lewis Gibson

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Commissioned by Without Walls
Greenwich+Docklands Festival