Clockheart Boy

When a boy with no heart is washed ashore, the Professor and his creations vow to bring him back to life. Clockheart Boy learns with wide-eyed wonder the joys of stargazing, dancing, romance and friendship. Yet he soon discovers that a shadow lies over this secluded castle, in the form of the professor’s young daughter who disappeared some years before.

This original fairytale explores the destructive effects that grief and love can bring; meditating on death whilst fizzing with life.

Dumbshow’s popular family show has secured Arts Council funding for a UK tour in Autumn 2012. The show has a long and successful history. It began as a macabre fairytale at Warwick Arts Centre in 2007, transformed for a colourful world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008, toured to London’s Cochrane theatre as a family christmas show that year, went on to the Manchester Royal Exchange in Easter 2009 and revived for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011.

What they say

IdeasTap reviewed the show in its 2011 guise and said it has the makings of a classic.

“Visually astonishing” — Metro

“A dreamlike spectacle of sight and sound” — ThreeWeeks

“…such stunning visual and emotional impact.” — Fest Magazine

“…the characters can’t fail to steal your heart.” — The Guardian

“…nothing short of a spectacle.” — The Scotsman