Metta Theatre

The King of Tiny Things


25 July, 3pm



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By Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward
Adapted by Poppy Burton-Morgan

Running time: 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 3+

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One magical midsummer's night two sisters huddle together, fearful of what the darkness holds, when a mysterious winged creature appears and leads them on a moonlit adventure. Together they rescue juggling slugs, contortionist caterpillars, and a trio of acrobatic baby bats. But while the girls are busy being brave they overlook their winged friend, the King of Tiny Things, who needs their help most of all. Can they save him in time?...

Starring four of the world's most exciting circus artists, Metta Theatre bring the award-winning author Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward's enchanting story spectacularly to life with circus, puppetry and song.


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25 July, 3pm


"Metta Theatre are creating a little bit of magic...beautiful puppetry...stunning...transforming the ordinary to the remarkable… poignant and bewitchingly magical." - **** Exeunt

"Extraordinary...both magical and a little disturbing...brilliantly designed... this brief hour will stay with me for a long time, the sadness and strangeness echoing." - **** Theatre Cat

"utterly irresistible …genuinely touching." **** Exeunt on Monkey & Crocodile

"exquisite…impressive" - **** The Times on Arab Nights

"Visually inventive… immensely striking… Poppy Burton-Morgan’s production skilfully uses everything from puppetry to hi tech" - The Guardian on Arab Nights

"an enthralling hour" - **** WhatsOnStage on The Man With the Flower in His Mouth

"There’s freshness & thrilling immediacy to this exciting, intelligent reworking of Othello...highly effective, imaginative" - **** The Times on Otieno

"a relevant and powerful production" - **** Metro Critics Choice on Blood Wedding

Cast & Team

By Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward

Adapted by Poppy Burton-Morgan

Cast Elise Briccolani, Ludo Helin, Rosamond Martin and Maddie Mcgowan

Director Poppy Burton-Morgan

Designer & Lighting William Reynolds

Puppetry Designer Yvonne Stone

Puppetry Consultant Sue Buckmaster

Composer and Sound Designer Jon Nicholls


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