18 June - 7 July 2012
By Ted Hughes
Presented by Handspring Puppet Company UK

Programme: Crow

‘So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive.’

The Times (on the National Theatre’s production of War Horse)


Event information:

Type: Dance, Theatre

Previews 18-20 June, 8pm; 21 June: 7pm; 22 June - 7 July, 8pm (no perfs Sunday); Matinees: Sat 30 June & Sat 7 July, 5pm; CAP: Fri 22 June, 8pm; BSL: Sat 23 & 30 June, 8pm; AD: Sat 7 July, 5pm

Duration: Runs approx 80 mins (no interval)


For the first time ever, GDIF will bring the spirit of the outdoors inside a building, with this world premiere from Handspring Puppet Company, whose work on the National Theatre production of War Horsehas been seen throughout the world.
Breathing new theatrical life into Ted Hughes’ mythic Crow poems, Handspring combine their ingenious puppetry with choreography by Ben Duke in a dance theatre performance which promises to be one of London’s hottest tickets this summer.

The Telegraph explores the Crow puppets in "War Horse puppeteers breathe life into Ted Hughes’ Crow" (video, 17/6/2012).

Special treat for lovers of Ted Hughes' work!
Enjoy 30% off Crow at Simply enter the code 'crow' when you place your order. Offer ends 01/01/2013.

Free Handspring talk

Queen Mary's Drama Department presents: Handspring Puppet Company and Jane Taylor in conversation with Nadia Davids, Thurs 5 July, 6pm, Queen Mary University, E1 4NS London

Supported by:
Greenwich Theatre and National Theatre

Co-commissioned by:

Access infomation:

Getting there:
By train: Greenwich
By DLR: Greenwich or Cutty Sark
By bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By car: Public car parking off Park Row, Burney Street & Cutty Sark Gardens
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier

CAP: Fri 22 June, 8pm
BSL: Sat 23 & 30 June, 8pm
AD: Sat 7 July, 5pm

For disabled parking in Greenwich click here.
Accessible toilets at the venue.


Tickets/Booking: Tickets: £18, £15 (conc. £15, £12). All previews £10

Greenwich Theatre
020 8858 7755
National Theatre
020 7452 3000

Remaining tickets on sale from 30mins before show start.

Recommended age: 14+
The production is a dark, visceral work of contemporary dance-theatre with some sexual references.

Location & Map:

The Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance, SE10 8RE