Clockheart Boy -- C Chambers Street, Edinburgh
8/08 Thomas Meek

Few shows at this year’s Festival will contain as sweet a fantasy as the idea that a clock can give life to a boy with no heart. And even fewer shows will have the childlike joy and imagination to make this world of patchwork robots and idiosyncratic dreamers so inviting. Obsessed with finding the daughter he lost years ago, the professor inadvertently brings life to the Clockheart Boy, who sets out on his own quest to find out if one can love without a heart. This magically realised tale becomes a dreamlike spectacle of sight and sound, all performed with an enthusiasm to delight both children and adults alike.