A Stone's Throw
"The thing about throwing stones is... its not about how hard you throw... or how fast...it's what you aim at that matters..."
A Stone's Throw is a piece for ages 7+ and their families. Using live music, storytelling and puppetry, we follow the epic journey of a young girl who throws a stone and knocks the sun out of the sky. Exploring ideas of environmental sustainability, collective responsibility and self worth, A Stone's Throw is a modern day fairytale with a darkly comic script and an original soundtrack. We received rave reviews when sharing a work-in-development at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago, and now we're back, this time as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, with a redeveloped production for a more contemporary audience.
A Stone's Throw is part of the International Book Festival 2017 from the 12th - 16th August at the Bosco Theatre, George Street. Click here to buy tickets and to find out more.
“A Stone’s Throw is a skillfully realised, quietly enjoyable alternative to some of the more obvious fringe children’s offerings”
“Proof that children's theatre needn't be showy and hammy to captivate and inspire small people, and that it can tackle larger issues such as self-worth, responsibility and even environmental sustainability in a way that is neither preachy nor patronizing…”
“I would highly recommend this to any and every family as a must see for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
A Stone's Throw has been developed with help from Tron Theatre CREATIVE, the National Theatre of Scotland, Platform, Puppet Animation Scotland and the wonderful STaG (Student Theatre at Glasgow). Image is by Rosemary Cunningham - you can see more of her amazing work at www.illustrationetc.co.uk.
A very special thanks to the original team behind the show - Sarah Macdonald, Caeley Elcock, Antoine Cordier, Ross Somerville and Livi Darlington.