Grimm Tales For Fragile Times and Broken People

London theatre news: Thursday 4 February 2021


Creation theatre present a dark and twisted set of fairytales devised by the company.
Grimm Tales For Fragile Times and Broken People

Image courtesy Creation Theatre

The first in a series of productions by its new online Repertory Company, Creation Theatre's Grimm Tales For Fragile Times and Broken People will be streamed as an online work until 13 March.

The show heralds the company's seventh online production marking almost one year on since the launch of its first acclaimed digital show 'The Tempest, Live'.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, the show is a collection of familiar and lesser-known tales such as The Juniper Tree, The Moon, Godfather Death, Hansel and Gretel and Rumpelstiltskin.

The stories have been re-invented for online performance, placing powerful storytelling at the heart of the show.

Here's the trailer ...

Lucy Askew, Creation Theatre's Chief Executive and Creative Producer said ...

"We really wanted to explore a different direction and strip away the technical wizardry and place storytelling at the very heart of this show.

At a time when we are all feeling really closed-in we unashamedly went for dark escapism and explored the themes of isolation, poverty and confinement.

We hope our audiences will connect with the narratives which feel so relevant and safe to explore in this way."

Show listing information


Grimm Tales for Fragile Times and Broken People brings a feast of storytelling inspired by the fairy tales from Brothers Grimm.

Set in a distorted world of hand-crafted toy theatres, reinvented and reinterpreted for the digital stage, this production features a collection of gruesome fairy tales including The Juniper Tree, The Moon, and Godfather Death.

This assemblage of macabre tales will creep through trapdoors, lurk in the shadows and transform your living room into a nightmarish fairytale world.

Join us online as we trawl through woodlands to escape the grasps of some of the Grimm Brothers most notorious nasties.


Kofi Dennis

Dharmesh Patel

Natasha Rickman

Annabelle Terry

Graeme Rose


Author: Devised by Creation Theatre Repertory Theatre
Director: Gari Jones
Set designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Production: Creation Theatre




From: Thursday 28 January 2021

Closes: Saturday 13 March 2021



One Device - £20

Extras Ticket - £16

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