This was the World and I was King

This was the World and I was King

2 no. saves icon · MusicalsFringe TheatrePhysical Theatre, Contemporary

This was the World and I was King features 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.

Suitable for 10+

Critic reviews


· The Scotsman

A triumph of originality…Enchanting at every turn

· Three Weeks

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 2 Feb - Sat 20 Feb, Tue - Sat, 7.45pm.


410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH London, UK · Get Directions

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