Friday 04 March 2016 to Saturday 05 March 2016

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…

Join us for the international premiere of Castle Rock, 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 text 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!

Dates: 4 – 5 Mar 8.15pm @ Project Arts Centre

Tickets:  €16/12 (Book before Friday 19 February and SAVE 25%)

Running time: 60 min

Age suitability: 12+

*Contains flashing imagery

Accessibility:  Project Arts Centre is completely accessible for wheel chair users.  The performance spaces are also fitted with the Loop system to assist those with hearing impairment. If you require any further information or assistance, please contact or call 01-8819613.


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 British Council.


Massive Owl are a Bristol-based performance company who make work that is minimalistic, participatory and inherently collaborative. They are Jenny Duffy, Sam Powell and Danny Prosser.  Massive Owl did some development work on the show here in Dublin last year when they were Artists in Residence at Live Collision International Festival.