A Heart at Sea

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale.

A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original songs are set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.
Intricate puppets are swept through a wooden world. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the Boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats and sea captains.
Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart. This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre in association with HOME.


Half a String creates visually stunning and heartfelt theatre that surprises and delights. Using intricate puppetry, it creates truly memorable experiences and tells powerful stories through physical objects and live music. Half a String is supported by the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.


★★★★★ “A Heart at Sea is an emotional, ingeniously imaginative piece of storytelling…Young or old, this show tugs at the heartstrings.” Young Perspective

★★★★★ “The beauty of this show is indescribable…remarkable in its design and a breath-taking delight in its delivery.” Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ “Ingenious wooden creations and eloquent puppetry…this is a warm-hearted, joyful affirmation of life’s richness, with plenty to delight adults and children alike.” The List

★★★★ “A delightfully charming and immaculately produced tale of triumph, travel and terrific adventure told through innovative puppetry and wonderful lyrical song.” Broadway Baby


Website: www.halfastring.co.uk
Twitter: @HalfaString



INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 20 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. And this year we are delighted to be partnering with HOME in Manchester, to present the festival across the two cities. 

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INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.