Chalk Giants

This lovely and inventive children’s show explores the myths and legends surrounding giants, from the chalk giants carved into the English landscape, to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. A collaboration between well-known poet John Agard and puppet theatre-company Indefinite Articles, the production uses a remarkable range of story-telling techniques, with the performers mixing chalk drawings, live film projection, shadow puppets, poetry and song to create an absorbing and magical piece of theatre. The piece draws on English folklore and folk-music, with original compositions performed live to accompany the tales. This is suitable for children from the age of five upwards, who will be enthralled by the dramatic and exciting tales of Jack the Giant Killer and marvel at the line drawings coming to life before their eyes; there is something for parents, too, who will enjoy the delight and sheer innovation of such creative use of multi-media. This is charming and ingenious family show.

The Blurb

Award-winning Indefinite Articles, with poet John Agard, take on the dramatic legend of Jack and the Giants. Epic drawing with chalk and light, puppetry, live video and storytelling. Previous production: 'truly magical' - **** (Scotsman).