Performed and devised by Jenny Duffy, Sam Powell and Danny Prosser

Supported by Arts Council England, the Barbican Centre, Bristol Ferment, ICIA Bath, The Island, Arnolfini and our partners in Ireland: Project Arts Centre, Live Collision, Fringe Lab and the British Council (Ireland). With special thanks to Jane Duffy.

Trailer by Adam Stocker / Might Colour Films


A distortion of the film Stand By Me 

As flashing neon lights descend upon the tracks, a boxing-gloved boy with a death wish comes head to head with a white suited locomotive and a deer in black patent stilettos.

Castle Rock is a new story inspired by three of the voiceless characters in Stephen King’s novella The Body and its 1986 cult film adaptation, Stand By Me.

Expect distorted sound, movement and projection as Massive Owl contort the book’s characters and twist the film’s soundtrack into a reimagined story about loss and acceptance.

Welcome to Castle Rock…



Castle Rock was previewed at the Trinity Centre (Bristol), in 2015 and premiered at Project Arts Centre (Dublin) in 2016.

Previous to this, Castle Rock has been performed as a work-in-progress at the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, Bristol; ICIA, Bath; Battersea Arts Centre, London; Fringe Lab, Dublin and Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment Fortnight, Bristol.