A Stone's Throw

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"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 5+ 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 beautiful imagery. We received rave reviews when sharing a work-in-development at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, and are now re-developing the show for a more contemporary audience. A Stone's Throw will be showing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August this year.

“A Stone’s Throw is a skillfully realised, quietly enjoyable alternative to some of the more obvious fringe children’s offerings”

The Herald

“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…”

The Scotsman

“I would highly recommend this to any and every family as a must see for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”

Broadway Baby

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