Tin Man

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Joss Arnott Dance are delighted to present our magical new family production Tin Man – live in your living room!  This captivating new dance production for families with children aged 7+ explores a reimagined story of how this much-loved character would have coped against the Wicked Witch in the deep dark wood and discovers the new personalities they might have met along the way. 

Told with brilliant humour and touching pathos, TIN MAN will resonate with children and adults alike with its enchanting storytelling, bold choreography, stunning costume and lighting and a newly commissioned score by award-winning composer Anna Appleby. 

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. 


Choreography: Joss Arnott in collaboration with the dancers 
Dancers: Dominic Coffey, Yue Ying Ho and Carlos Oliveira 
Composer: Anna Appleby 
Dramaturg: Sue Buckmaster (Artistic Director, Theatre-Rites – previous credits inc. Akram Khan’s Chotto DESH & Chotto Xenos) 
Artistic Mentor: Vicki Amedume (Artistic Director, Upswing) 
Human Centred Design Expert: Hannah Fox 
Music Ensemble: Psappha – Naomi Atherton (French Horn), Jennifer Langridge (Cello) and Tim Williams (Percussion)  
Lighting Design and Production Manager: Josh Tomalin 

Artwork, Set and Costume Designer: Eleanor Bull 
Costume Supervisor: Rosie Armitage  
Costume Makers: Rosie Armitage, Ruth Parslow, Sophie Titchmarsh, Bronia Topley and Sheila White 
Wigs: Brenda Leedham and Lizzee Leedham (Leedham Wigs) 
Set Construction: Take 1 Scenic 
Puppet Technical Design and Maker: Keith Frederick 
Audio Description: Vicky Ackroyd 
Dance Artist: Maiya Leeke 
Photography, Video and Translator for Maiya Leeke: Josh Hawkins