Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear.
This is a story about a girl who dares to follow her longing. The youngest daughter of a king, she feels like a misfit. Then one night a compelling dream leads her deep into the snowy forest, where a chance encounter sets her on a fateful path she could never have anticipated.
To celebrate Christmas, award-winning local theatre company The Wrong Crowd bring their critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Dartington. The Girl with the Iron Claws is a captivating, dark fairy-tale, which shares its roots with Beauty and the Beast.
Stunning puppetry, bewitching music, deft humour and a touch of snow combine to dazzling effect in this coming-of-age tale to enthral audiences young and old.
In association with Dartington Arts.
★★★★ “A fantastical world that has all the fresh, unusual and sinister appeal of wandering into a fairy-tale for the first time” The Scotsman
★★★★ “A show with claws that puts wonder back into fairy tales” The Guardian
★★★★★ “Genuinely engages both children and adults.” Fest
Show times and pricing
Venue: Studio One, Dartington. Running time: 60 minutes, no interval. Age guidance: Suitable for everyone age 8+. Please contact our Box Office if you’d like more details about this
Preview performances on 1st December at 7pm and 2nd December at 4.30pm
Preview Tickets £8 | Preview Concessions and Under 16s £6
Two performances a day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7th to 30th December
Please check individual show times in booking process below
Tickets £10 | Concessions and Under 16s £8 | Family of 4 Ticket £30. Select individual tickets and family ticket price will be automatically applied at checkout
PLEASE NOTE: 1 and 2 December showings are preview performances, please see above for pricing.
The Girl with the Iron Claws
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