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Writer : Ted Hughes (adapted by Daniel Buckroyd)
Director : Daniel Buckroyd

Toured Autumn 2006 / Spring 2007

When the Iron Man walks out of the sea and into the life of a boy called Hogarth, nobody could have foreseen the explosive impact that their unlikely alliance would have on friends and family, or how eventually, faced with a terrible threat from outer space, it would be Hogarth and his new companion who would save the day.

Ted Hughes’ compelling tale of an extraordinary friendship is brought thrillingly back to life in a new stage adaptation that blends storytelling, film and junk-yard puppetry – a fast-moving, heart-warming adventure for anyone who has ever been seven.

‘The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff, and stood, taller than a house, on the very brink, in the darkness. The wind sang through his fingers, his head tilted and his eyes, like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infra-red. He was searching.’

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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