Double Bill: Baardeman (BE) & Castle Rock (UK)

by Simon de Winne/Tibaldus

A surprisingly touching and energetic exploration of how a body can move, and what it might say about the person moving.
‘When I’m dancing, I don’t care a thing if the ugliness comes out or not, ‘cause I’m dancing, it’s me’.

In Baardeman a body repeatedly walks on and off the stage. Again and again it tries out new shapes, shapes through which to construct and re-construct itself. Only gradually do those watching start to sense why.

Baardeman is part of a performance research project by Belgian actor Simon De Winne, in which he questions the possibilities of his own movement, and the relationship between movement and identity. It is made in conjunction with coach Louise Van den Eede of theatre company Hof van Eede, who performed at FLARE15 with their acclaimed piece 'Where the world is going, that's where we are going.'

Created and performed by : Simon De Winne
Coach : Louise Van den Eede
Scenography : Simon Van Den Abeele

Supported by: The Flemish Government, The city of Ghent, Tibaldus (Ghent), Artcentre De Werf (Bruges), Artcentre Campo (Ghent), Ballhaus Ost (Berlin). This project was realized with the support of the Flemish government and the city of Ghent.

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Thurs 6th July
+ Fri 7th July


£12 (£8 concessions)

M15 4FN
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photo by Paul Samuel White

Castle Rock
by Massive Owl (UK)

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...

Performed and devised by Jenny Duffy, Sam Powell and Danny Prosser. Additional music by Sammy Metcalfe/Sleepwalk Collective. Supported by Arts Council England, Barbican Centre, Bristol Ferment, ICIA Bath, The Island, Arnolfini, Project Arts Centre, Live Collision, Fringe Lab and the British Council (Ireland). With special thanks to Jane Duffy. Photograph by Paul Samuel White. Warning: this performance contains loud noise and flashing imagery.

The Company
Massive Owl are Jenny Duffy, Sam Powell and Danny Prosser. They are a collaborative performance company, based in Bristol, who make cinematic work that sits between theatre and live art. They tell stories and in the process challenge how stories can look, sound and feel. Massive Owl are associate artists of Live Collision ( and members of artist collective, Interval (

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‘... it’s strikingly effective, transformative even’
Maddy Costa, Exeunt 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’
Stephen McDermott, No More Workhorse

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