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Writen by Carl Grose, composed by Charles Hazlewood and directed by Mike Shepherd

The Tin Drum

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval

The Tin Drum is a folktale for troubled times: one political, profane and profound. Prepare to dance to to the beat of a different drum!

“ Trust Kneehigh, the whirligig mavericks of theatrical storytelling, to take it on, and trust them to give it such a dark glitter than it leaves you giddy ”

The Times


This production is available for tour.

People on road: 17
Freight: Freight
Freight details: Staging
1 x 40ft container if LX and audio are sourced locally.

For more information please get in touch.


From the team that brought you the internationally acclaimed Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

On Oskar’s third birthday, he rails against the adult world and decides to remain a child forever. Armed with a heart full of rage, a singing voice that shatters glass, and a seemingly indestructible tin drum, Oskar sets about to reveal the world for what it truly is.

However, the world has other plans for our hero… The tide is turning. People are taking sides. And the shadow of the Black Witch draws ever closer.

Often hailed as one of the greatest novels ever written, G√ľnter Grass’ surreal post-war masterpiece has never been more prescient. Kneehigh will retell this extraordinary story of love, war and fizz powder as startling musical satire: part Baroque opera, part psychedelic white-out, part epic poem. A burlesque, a blitzkreig, a tidal wave about to break.