Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat - summer shows 2019

Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat

“When the sea-foam is red at the end of the Earth, only then will you see me again ~ until that time, you will wander the world and all that you touch will turn to iron...”

Once upon a time, there was a forest... 

In the forest, strange changes can take place. There may be kings and queens and princesses and witches, and common folk going about their business, not to mention all the animals. A lot is going on. Love can be found, and lost, and found again. There’s talk of the farthest sea, of a desert of fire beyond the forest, but these are probably just rumours...

Once upon a time, there was a forest... 

Hedgespoken Travelling Storytelling Theatre presents IRON-BROW AND THORN-COAT, our retelling of the classic Lithuanian folk-tale. Steeped in old magic and half-familiar memories, this is an astonishing tale of transformation, love and talented hedgehogs.



Storytelling - Tom Hirons
Puppetry, maskwork, foolery - Helen Aldrich


Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Artistic direction and production - Sarah Vigars
Performance direction and puppet direction - Howard Gayton
Design and artistic direction- Rima Staines

Puppet-carving - Rima Staines and Sarah Vigars (with assistance from Jan Zalud and John Roberts)
Mask-carving - Jan Zalud
Writing and story development - Tom Hirons


Suitable for all story-lovers age 5+ 

We have shows booked at the following times and places - tickets are on sale now for The Woodland Presents and West Town Farm on this site, and Buddhafield tickets from their site.


Sharpham Summer Open Day - June 30th, 2pm (free entry!)

Buddhafield - storytelling all through the festival (17th-21st July), then Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat at 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 20th July

The Woodland Presents, Dartington - August 2nd (7pm show, then feasting!) and August 4th (3pm matinee show)

West Town Farm, Ide, near Exeter - August 10th (3pm show and 7pm evening show)