THE CASTLE BUILDER
By Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet
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.
Date: Thursday 26th October, 7.30pm, with post show talk with the cast and creatives, and live musical demonstrations.
Date: Friday 27th October, 7pm
Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 55 mins no interval
THE CASTLE BUILDER 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
Produced by: Bristol Ferment