A distortion of the film Stand By Me.
As flashing neon lights descend upon the tracks, a boxing-gloved boy with a death wish comes head to head with a white suited locomotive and a deer in black patent stilettos.
Castle Rock is a new story inspired by three of the voiceless characters in Stephen King’s novella The Body and its 1986 cult film adaptation, Stand By Me.
Expect distorted sound, movement and projection as Massive Owl contort the book’s characters and twist the film’s soundtrack into a reimagined story about loss and acceptance.
Welcome to Castle Rock…
Provocative, surprising, blisteringly original.
Mike Tweddle, BE Festival, on We Used To Wait
an exceptional piece of theatre…with a freight-train rhythm that won’t stop, can’t stop and will run you over if you give it a chance. It’s even better than Rob Reiner’s version, and that is saying something!
Pure M Magazine
Castle Rock offers more than a unique take on narrative: it is a unique theatrical experience in which Massive Owl re-draw the roadmap for adaptation.
No More Workhorse
a stunning piece, permeated with style and grace and beautiful images.
Emma Bettridge, Bristol Old Vic
Please note: this performance contains flashing imagery.
To read our Mayfest blog with Massive Owl, click here.
Supported by Arts Council England, the Barbican Centre, Bristol Ferment, ICIA Bath, The Island, Arnolfini and our partners in Ireland: Project Arts Centre, Live Collision, Fringe Lab and the British Council (Ireland). With special thanks to Jane Duffy.
Photograph by Paul Samuel White.