The Steadfast Tin Soldier

“best childrens' show” Time Out


“Brilliantly inventive, slick in its presentation and always enchanting.” The Stage.


There once was a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer and then tumbled out of a window so beginning a perilous journey into the unknown…


This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story uses light, projected animations and simple materials that are skillfully transformed through puppetry to create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds.

Designed, created & performed
by Joy Haynes

Also Performed by Jonny Storey &
Paul Preston Mills

Musical Composition by
Jonathan Lambert

Animation by Graeme Hawkins

Lighting Design Tim Tracey


Suitable for ages 3+


Running time 45 mins