Castle Rock

Massive Owl
Friday 21 July 2017

A distortion of the film Stand By Me

As flashing neon lights descend upon the tracks, a boxing-gloved boy with a death wish comes head to head with a white suited locomotive and a deer in black patent stilettos.

Castle Rock is a new story inspired by three of the voiceless characters in Stephen King’s novella The Body and its 1986 cult film adaptation, Stand By Me.

Expect distorted sound, movement and projection as Massive Owl contort the book’s characters and twist the film’s soundtrack into a reimagined story about loss and acceptance.

Welcome to Castle Rock...

Performed and devised by Jenny Duffy, Sam Powell and Danny Prosser.

Additional music by Sammy Metcalfe/Sleepwalk Collective.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Barbican Centre, Bristol Ferment, ICIA Bath, The Island, Arnolfini, Project Arts Centre, Live Collision, Fringe Lab and the British Council (Ireland). With special thanks to Jane Duffy.

Photograph by Paul Samuel White.

Contains flashing images and loud noises.

This performance will be captioned using The Difference Engine.

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2017