An emotional and hard rocking journey into the hearts and souls on the outer limits of creativity and building regulations.
The Castle Builder tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over five years built a castle on a remote headland.
The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of other outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic validation from the real world.
Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet re-imagine these stories and tell them with live music, projection and heartfelt storytelling.
Post-show discussion with Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet following performance on Friday 13th.
Mark E Smith could have been their co-writer; that’s a compliment
Pilot Nights, Coventry
The Castle Builder is already total magic. What a world.
Tanuja Amarasuriya, Sleepdogs
gorgeous collision of the daft and profound
Kate Yedigaroff (MAYK/Mayfest)
To read our Mayfest blog with Kid Carpet click here.
Developed with support from MAYK, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Tobacco Factory Prototype.