The Castle Builder
Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet
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.
“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 & profound” – Kate Yedigaroff (MAYK/Mayfest)
Booking is now open to MAYK friends, and will open to the public at 10am on Friday 11 March. Become a MAYK friend and get priority booking, too.
Developed with support from MAYK and Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
Thu 12 – Sat 14 May, 7pm Thu & Fri, 6pm Sat
£12 / £8