Sat 2nd November 2019
Cranborne Earthouse, Dorset, BH21 5RP

THE DAY OF THE DEAD, with Ben Haggarty, TUUP & Clare Murphy

Under the watchful eye of a bunch of gambling skeletons - dead ancestors are honoured; the souls of the dead are tempted back into the world of the living for a bit of a party, and Death is mocked, cheated and saluted by turn. This is the wonderful family friendly version of the Crick Crack Club’s annual autumn celebration, inspired by the Mexican festival of the Dias de Los Muertos.

Join three Crick Crack storytellers to acknowledge death and celebrate life in joyful fashion, complete with shrines, ritual and magical stories.

'a joyous chance to revel in life and death' ****EVERYTHING THEATRE

In a field on the outskirts of Cranborne village, there is a hill, and it has a door....
One of Dorset's best kept secrets, the Earthouse is a 200 seater theatre - lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 21 huge oak tree trunks. They come to listen to stories, told by the UK's finest contemporary performance storytellers. This off-beat, little known venue is a magical cinema of the imagination.

Turn off Damerham Road into Cranborne Middle School. Parking is in the school car-park. Walk up the road from the car-park to the Ancient Technology Centre, and follow the lane up to the box office.


  • Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes!
  • We'll open the site for this event at 2.15pm
  • We have toilets!
  • Wheelchair users can drive up to the venue, but please let us know in advance if you’ll need to do this. You can call the ATC on 01725 517 618.
  • This show is for families with children aged 6+
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • The ATC is a no smoking site.
  • No dogs are allowed on site – we have some ancient breeds of sheep who live here, and they wouldn’t appreciate the company!
  • Feel free to bring a picnic to eat on site, but please don't munch food during the show.
  • If the show is listed as ‘sold out’ then it really is sold out.
  • Refunds are not available - sorry!
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