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“Visually, I AM BEAST is stunning… crosses so many genres and styles, its originality is inspiring. It's like nothing I’ve seen before and paves the way for a new style of presenting such relevant, important issues, through a visceral, dynamic, awe-inspiring production.”

Broadway Baby

What happens when the wildest parts of our imagination take control? After the death of her mother, Ellie escapes into her own fantasy world of comic book superheroes and bewitching strangers, recreating herself as the ultimate vigilante.

Running amidst dark alleyways and sinister villains, she soon meets the wild and mysterious Beast and together they seek revenge. But as the walls of her new world begin to crumble, Ellie must finally face the truth behind her fantasies.

Following on from the acclaimed success of Killing Roger, Sparkle and Dark return with I am Beast, an award-winning, visually stunning exploration of the power of grief and childish imagination.

"A powerful, compelling piece.  Young adult audience members will immediately be drawn into this world and those of us who are older will remember the intense and sometimes desperate inner world of adolescence"

Total Theatre

Photos © Robert Piwko 2017

"Captivating puppetry... An outstanding piece of theatre from start to finish.  

                                                            Raw and dark... this is a show that everyone should see."

The Buxton Review

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"Hilarious and beautifully executed... Sparkle and Dark bring their own fascinating and fantastical take on experiences of death and loss"

Broadway Baby

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"A dazzling theatrical spectacle... The visual style is beautifully realised.  A first-class theatrical experience.  A triumph."


Fringe Guru

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"A geniunely moving and captivating depiction of a young girl's grief... a rich imaginary landscape."

The Skinny

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"Darkly moving... a powerful piece of theatre."

The Public Reviews

Audience Written Comments

Pleasance, Edinburgh 2015

“A voice for those in the dark and those who used to be. Thank you.”

Photos ©  Robert Piwko 2017

Supported and developed with...

I AM BEAST was developed with teenagers, therapists, psychiatrists and neurologists with support from an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust and funding from Arts Council Enland.  We continue to work with many of these organisations today! If you would like to learn more about the organisations who worked with us please click on the logos below or read more in the 'Biomedical Collborators' link above.



2017 Tour
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