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The Crick Crack Club presents

Mr. Sandmann: bringer of dreams & nightmares, by BEN HAGGARTY

Fairytales for Grown-ups

Thu 19 October // 20:00

Tickets: £12

Dark, unsettling and intensely magical, join world-class storyteller, Ben Haggarty, as he slips behind the lights into the dark side of the fairground. In this place dreams, nightmares, truth, lies and the imagination are inseparable.

Via freak-show and moonshine bar, ready yourself for an alarming journey through the ambivalent mythology of Der Sandmann (AKA Mr Sandmann). Marilyn Monroe is a target in a shooting gallery; the moon-landing is more than a side-show and the truth behind Warhol’s Silver Dream Factory 
is gradually revealed.

Flirting with Americana, drawing on urban legend, fairytale, myth and folklore, and paying oblique homage to Heinrich Von Kleist, ETA Hoffman, Hans Andersen and Nick Cave, Ben Haggarty surrenders his sanity to the magnetic pull of a ravenous moon.

‘2 hours of storytelling genius’ FRINGE REVIEW ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

' intense and alarming...Screw up your courage and go' THE TIMES

Winner of Fringe First Award for Best Spoken Word - Brighton Festival
SUITABLE: adults 16+
RUNNING TIME: 110mins plus interval
DOORS: 7.30pm STARTS: 8pm
CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains descriptions of sex, mutilation, slavery, war crimes, genocide, drug use, threat, and death contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and