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"...not so much a puppet show as a puppet masterclass...      Sparkle and Dark's storytelling has class and power."

The  Independent


Delicate, provocative and haunting, The Girl With No Heart takes us on an epic journey into a paper world, where a child's heart has the power for immeasureable good or unimaginable destruction.


Inspired by the tragic events of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII, the show explores the fragility and frustration of children surrounded by a war they cannot control.


This stark yet beautiful fable is brought to life with puppetry and live music - subtly interlacing Japanese Cultural references throughout.

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"A masterful production of a difficult subject.  Something that should be seen and never forgotten.”

Edfringe Review

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"Superb... I have rarely felt as overwhelmed by emotion because of the sheer beauty of a play and I could tell I was not only the one,,,"

Student Journal

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"Ethereally beautiful puppetry. Educational, innocent and gorgeous - a must see."

Broadway Baby

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"You don’t so much watch The Girl With No Heart as immerse yourself in it.  A gem of a show!"


Edinburgh Guide

"...beautiful and rich performance... A truly gorgeously evocate and attentive piece of theatre for both adults and children."

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