The Iron Man
A Unicorn Production
Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very brink, in the darkness.
- By Ted Hughes
- Created by Matthew Robins
★★★★★ The Upcoming, PlaysToSee
The Iron Man has been eating every single piece of metal in sight: tractors, old cars, fences - right down to the last rusty nail, destroying farms everywhere. The angry farmers try and trap him, but in the end it’s down to a young boy to try and tame the monster.
Using paper-cut silhouettes, puppetry and stop-motion animation Matthew Robins (Something Very Far Away), recreates the world of The Iron Man so vividly that you’ll feel you are there. His distinctive handmade and visual style of storytelling lets you watch this atmospheric tale being created live onstage.
Discover the creative process for The Iron Man in our Storify.
Nominated as Best Production for Young People aged 8+, Off West End Awards 2017
WATCH THE TRAILER >
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PRODUCTION GALLERY Photos by Hugo Glendinning
SKETCHBOOK GALLERY Take a glimpse at Matthew Robins' sketches
LEARN HOW TO ANIMATE WITH MATTHEW ROBINS >
★★★★ Time Out
'a slice of pure magic...endlessly inventive'
★★★★★ The Upcoming
'simply oozing with creativity'
FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 4 - 7)
UNICORN LATE: THU 16 FEB, 7.30PM
An evening performance followed by live music in the foyer and a 3 for 2 offer on craft beer at our bar.
INSIGHT DISCUSSIONS, FRI 3, WED 15, THU 23 FEB
Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances:
Thu 3 Feb, 10.30am
Wed 15 Feb, 3pm
Thu 23 Feb, 1.30pm
Kindly supported by The Dibs Charitable Trust and The Fidelio Charitable Trust