• Ben Eagle

This Was the World And I Was King

Ben is currently appearing in the Hookhitch Theatre production of This Was The World And I was King, a one-act play with folk music, at the Arts Theatre, London.


Written by Casey Jay Andrews & Nathan Foad

Composed by George Jennings

Concept by HookHitch Theatre

Directed by David Thackeray

Puppetry Design by Casey Jay Andrews


June Wednesday 1st - 7.30pm

Friday 3rd - 7.30pm

Tuesday 7th - 7.30pm

Thursday 9th - 7.30pm

Saturday 11th - 2.30pm

Saturday 11th - 7.30pm

Monday 13th - 7.30pm

Wednesday 15th - 7.30pm

Friday 17th - 2.30pm

Friday 17th - 7.30pm

Monday 20th - 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd - 7.30pm

Tickets: £20 / £15 concessions Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)

A family friendly World War I story featuring the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Rediscover the unbridled imagination of childhood in this transporting story of courage, kindness, and bravery, with rousing live folk music and hand carved puppets. With their father in peril on the Western Front, the Connor children turn to their imagination for a comforting distraction from reality. Their spell-binding make believe kingdom comes to life on-stage as they set sail on impossible adventures.

It is a heartening tale of the bitter-sweet remembrance of childhood. The play celebrates a generation of war-time children who had no option but to grow up quickly, and confront the demons beyond their world of innocence.

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