Wartime terror with Brockley Jack’s This Was The World And I Was King

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Rediscover the unbridled imagination of childhood in Casey Jay Andrews and Nathan Foad’s heartfelt story This Was The World and I Was King coming to South London’s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre next month.

This tale of courage, kindness and bravery, will fire your imagination with its hand-carved puppets. The show is supported by rousing live folk music composed by George Jennings.

With their father in peril on the Western Front, the Connor children turn to a fantasy world for a comforting distraction from reality. Their spell-binding make-believe kingdom comes to life on stage as they set sail on impossible adventures.

It is a heartening tale of the bitter-sweet remembrance of childhood. The play celebrates a generation of war-time children who had no option but to grow up quickly, and confront the demons beyond their world of innocence.

This Was The World And I Was King features the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses.

HookHitch Theatre’s This Was The World and I Was King runs at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, from February 2-20.

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