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12 October - 13 October 2018

The Iron Woman


Adapted from the novel by Ted Hughes
Book & lyrics by Mike Kenny
Music & lyrics by Pippa Cleary
I am Iron Woman and you are wondering why I have come.

As Lucy walks home from school one day, a fearsome figure emerges from the marsh. The Iron Woman is furious about the pollution caused by a waste factory and intends to teach the townspeople a lesson. Just how far will she have to go to make people listen? With the help of Lucy, Hogarth and his famous friend, The Iron Man, an unforgettable story unfolds.

Celebrated children’s author, poet laureate and eco-activist Ted Hughes wrote this environmental morality tale as a sequel to his much-loved The Iron Man. Hailed as “a superb modern myth” (The Independent), The Iron Woman remains an urgent and passionate cry against pollution today. 

Adapted for the stage for the first time by Olivier Award-winning writer Mike Kenny (The Railway Children) with music by acclaimed songwriter Pippa Cleary, this magical musical play is told through the eyes of children for children. At times spine-tingling, at times hilarious and certain to make a lasting impression.

A workshop production directed by Luke Sheppard (Associate Director, Matilda the Musical – RSC, West End and Broadway)

Times & Prices

Fri 12 Oct, 7pm
Sat 13 Oct, 3pm & 7pm

Running Time
Approximately 1 hour

Ticket Prices*
Full Price £8
Concessions £6
Children £4

*All prices are subject to availability, may only be available on certain performances and are subject to change without prior notice.

Age recommendation: 8+