Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music tells the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea.

Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals that centres around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy tumbles through danger and discovery to recover his missing heart.

Echoing soundscapes knit together a heart-warming tale of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.


Creative Learning

The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
A beautiful story told through puppetry, ideal for a summer term treat with lots of potential to explore puppetry, story telling and soundscapes. Suitable for KS2, KS3, GCSE and A Level students.

Tickets for schools and home educators:

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While You are Here
Why not visit our John Piper exhibition in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on to find out more.

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