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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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Fringe Review

Previous Tours 2011-2013

9th June 2013  The Gulbenkian   Canterbury


7th June 2013   The Poly   Cornwall


6th June 2013   The Acorn Theatre   Cornwall


30th & 31st May 2013   Groundlings Theatre  Portsmouth


25th May 2013  Stamford Arts Centre  Stamford


11th May 2013   Braintree Arts Theatre  Essex


5th - 6th May 2013   Warren, Brighton Fringe Festival   Brighton


29th April 2013   The Hub   Haywards Heath


20th April 2013   Little Angel Theatre  Islington, London


17th April 2013   The Brook Theatre  Chatham


3rd-25th August 2012   Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 


5th-8th July 2012    The Brook Theatre  Chatham


18th November 2011   SCRATCH - Rosemary Branch Theatre  London


5th October 2011   SCRATCH - The Brook Theatre  Chatham


24th September 2011   HATCH night Little Angel Theatre  Islington, London







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