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Fairytales for Grown-ups: Mr Sandmann - Live Stream

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Illustration of sinister looking cowboy figure

The Crick Crack Club presents Mr Sandmann - bringer of dreams and nightmares, performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty. Live stream from The Story Museum's Woodshed Theatre

Dark, unsettling and intensely magical, join world-class storyteller, Ben Haggarty, as he slips behind the lights into the dark side of fairground. In this place dreams, nightmares, truth, lies and the imagination are inseparable.

Via freak-show and moonshine bar, ready yourself for an alarming journey through the ambivalent mythology of Der Sandmann (AKA Mr Sandmann). Marilyn Monroe is a target in a shooting gallery; the moon-landing is more than a side-show and the truth behind Warhol’s Silver Dream Factory is gradually revealed.

Flirting with Americana, drawing on urban legend, fairytale, myth, and folklore, and paying oblique homage to Heinrich Von Kleist, ETA Hoffman, Hans Andersen and Nick Cave, Ben Haggarty surrenders his sanity to the magnetic pull of a ravenous moon.

Winner of Fringe First Award for Best Spoken Word - Brighton Fringe

CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains descriptions of sex, mutilation, slavery, war crimes, genocide, drug use, threat, and death contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.

Adults Ages 16+

Running time c110 minutes plus 15 minute interval

Live stream tickets also include a separate link that will be emailed out after the performance giving access to a recording for 1 week afterwards