A Heart at Sea at Darwen Library Theatre

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale at Darwen Library Theatre on Sunday 22nd October at 4pm.

A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to breathtaking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.

Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world created by the spectacular chest. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.

The original songs, composed by Avi Simmons, knit together the atmospheric tale through live vocals, instruments and a loop station. The music sweeps through echoing soundscapes to create a visceral, heart-warming experience. Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart. This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

Kent based singer-songwriter Avi Simmons has been captivating audiences for over 6 years, performing beautifully crafted original songs, combining acoustic guitar with delicate but powerful vocals. Her performances create a uniquely intimate, emotionally charged and joyful atmosphere like no other. ‘Avi Simmons is something special, not to be missed!’

The show, took the Edinburgh Fringe by “storm” and the reviews of this unique show include:

“’A Heart At Sea’ is an emotional, ingeniously imaginative piece of storytelling…Young or old, this show tugs at heartstrings alike.”
(Young Perspective, Aug 2017)

“The beauty of this show is indescribable…remarkable in its design and a breathtaking delight in its delivery”
(Edinburgh Guide, Aug 2017)

“The hauntingly beautiful live music and magical puppetry conjure up the wondrous miniature world of A Heart at Sea. This is a show that deals with momentous themes such as love and loss with a beautiful sensitivity and a lightness of touch. An uplifting story that will stay in children’s hearts for a very long time.”
(Beth Cuenco, Director of WiseWords Festival, March 2017)

Suitable for ages 6+ and beyond.

Tickets are available

Online: https://darwenlibrarytheatre.com/whats-on/a-heart-at-sea/

By Phone: 0844 847 1664

In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn. 

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