Half a String presents

A Heart at Sea

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original songs are set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.

Intricate puppets are swept through a wooden world. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats and sea captains.

Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart. This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

★★★★★ “A Heart at Sea is an emotional, ingeniously imaginative piece of storytelling…Young or old, this show tugs at the heartstrings.” – Young Perspective

★★★★★ “The beauty of this show is indescribable…remarkable in its design and a breath-taking delight in its delivery.” – Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ “Ingenious wooden creations and eloquent puppetry…this is a warm-hearted, joyful affirmation of life’s richness, with plenty to delight adults and children alike.” – The List

★★★★ “A delightfully charming and immaculately produced tale of triumph, travel and terrific adventure told through innovative puppetry and wonderful lyrical song.” – Broadway Baby

Want to know more about Half a String?

Half a String creates visually stunning and heartfelt theatre that surprises and delights. Using intricate puppetry, it creates truly memorable experiences and tells powerful stories through physical objects and live music. Half a String is supported by the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

  • Running time 55 mins (no interval)
  • £5 all tickets