Glass Mountain - St George’s Gardens, London
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
BROKEN Glass Theatre Company is presenting its fifth major show, Glass Mountain, in St George’s Gardens, one of central London’s most beautiful green spaces and a 300 year old burial ground. Part of the 2014 Camden Fringe, it runs from July 25 to July 30, 2014.
An original fairytale, the production draws on material from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen to tell a new tale: the story of Little Hans, the boy who knows no fear, as he travels with his cousin, the storyteller Lukoje, to the other side of the Darkling Wood.
Hans is in pursuit of his truelove Lind, who is on her own journey: to the Glass Mountain to fly with the witches.
Combining storytelling theatre with puppetry and a live, purpose-composed soundtrack for mandolin, accordion, guitar and vocals, Glass Mountain is described as an encounter with witches, fairies, cat-hunters and bone-boilers, and will spellbind young and old alike.
Written by Victoria Flood and directed by Alex Buckingham, Glass Mountain has an original soundtrack by Tom Ward and set design by Andrew Buckingham.
The cast includes Iain Blackwell, Andrew Buckingham, Jen Feroze, Virginia Frankovich, Imogen Goodman, Steven King, Rebecca Moore and Luke Surl.
Times: 7.30pm, with 2pm matinee on July 26.
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval).
St George’s Gardens, Wakefield Street entrance, WC1N 2NU