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Clockheart Boy cast visit a significant landmark in Greenwich ahead of showtime
Cast members of a magical family show about a boy with a mechanical heart took time out from rehearsals today to visit an incredibly relevant landmark.
Actors from Clockheart Boy, set to take over Greenwich Theatre on October 28, posed for pictures at the Greenwich Royal Observatory.
The show, playing at the Crooms Hill venue for one day only, tells the story of a boy with no heart, washed ashore and discovered by a professor.
Brought to life by the professor, Clockheart Boy learns with wide-eyed wonder the joys of stargazing, dancing, romance and friendship.
But he soon discovers a shadow lies over this secluded castle, in the form of the professor’s young daughter who disappeared some years before.
James Haddrell, Director of Greenwich Theatre said: “This is one of those shows children will remember for years to come.
“I discovered the company at the Edinburgh Festival last year and since then I’ve been looking for an opportunity to bring them to Greenwich.
“We have a great reputation at the theatre for our annual children’s theatre festival, but there are high quality family productions throughout the year – and Clockheart Boy is set to be one of the highlights.”
Clockheart Boy was written by Sam Gayton from an original idea by Hester Bond, Nicola Cutcher and Sam Gayton.
Greenwich has been at the centre of the measurement of time and space since the Royal Observatory was founded in 1675.
Visitors can have the unique experience of standing in both the eastern and western hemispheres simultaneously by placing their feet either side of the Prime Meridian line.
For tickets visit greenwichtheatre.org.uk