Gunter Grass novel on stage with Kneehigh

KNEEHIGH returns to Bristol Old Vic from 7th to 18th November with a new adaptation of Gunter Grass’s classic novel The Tin Drum.

The co-production with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse has been written by Carl Grose with Music by Charles Hazlewood. The director is Mike Shepherd.

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 …

Often hailed as one of the greatest novels ever written, the surreal post-war masterpiece has never been more prescient. Kneehigh retells this extraordinary story of love, war and fizz powder as a startling musical satire. Part Baroque opera, part psychedelic white-out, part epic poem, it’s a burlesque, a blitzkrieg, a tsunami.

Written by Carl Grose, whose The Grinning Man has just won a London season, The Tin Drum is a folktale for troubled times: political, profane and profound.

Prepare to dance to the beat of a different drum!

A few tickets remain. For more information,  telephone 0117 987 7877 or visit the website,