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
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.
SKETCHBOOK GALLERY Take a glimpse at Matthew Robins' sketches
WATCH THE TRAILER
LEARN HOW TO ANIMATE WITH MATTHEW ROBINS
FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 4 - 7)
Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.
If you are attending a relaxed performance, a visual story will be made available ahead of your visit.
Sat 4, 11 & 17 Feb, 3.45PM: Puppetry Iron Man
Make your very own shadow puppets to take away with you. Matthew Robins the creator of our production of Iron Man will demonstrate the techniques he uses to make the puppets in his own shows, as well as other ways to create images with light and projections. Suitable for all abilities!
This event is part of Up Club+, tickets are £15 including one adult and one child. Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
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