A magical new retelling of this beloved character’s journey to finding their heart.

With the Tin Man’s rusting joints in need of oil, this stunning new dance production for families and children aged 7+ explores the Tin Man’s encounters with the Witch – the keeper of the oil, and their passage to finding friends and happiness.

Set in the deep dark woods, the Witch loves to play devious games and discovers that the Tin Man has no heart. The Witch sets the Tin Man a task of finding it to receive more precious oil. The Tin Man is left alone with what seems to be an impossible task, but what they don’t know is that the adventure that lies ahead is much more hopeful than they could ever imagine.

Told with brilliant humour and touching pathos, TIN MAN entertains both children and adults alike with its enchanting storytelling, dramatic choreography, stunning costume and lighting designs, all accompanied by newly commissioned music by award-winning composer Anna Appleby.

A fantastic event for families where you can also meet the characters after the show!

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Royal Philharmonic Society with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund and PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations.

Co-commissioned by DanceEast, Swindon Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Kala Sangam. Supported by the  University of Sheffield Enable US Project and the University of Salford.


For bookings and enquiries please contact

Phil Hargreaves, Executive Producer

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