covered in satin. The box belongs to story-teller Ben Haggerty and over the next hour
it opens to reveal an intricate arrangement of pictures that help to tell the story.
Haggerty is the artistic director of the Crick Crack Club, dedicated to elevating traditional story telling as a contemporary performance art. In his introduction to the story, Haggerty briefly outlines his background and the origins of the box which he has painted himself.
Then the story begins and wraps itself round and through the captivated audience. The story itself comes from a European background and is steeped in folkloric traditions. The Iron Man is an epic tale of adversity, courage and deliverance from inequities. It is fantastic in the truest sense.
Each step in the story is accompanied by the unfolding pictures in the box. These are
simple and enchanting but it is the energy and charisma of Haggerty that draws in his
audience. With a long history in story telling, mime and performance, Haggerty
produces an evening that surprises and delights.