A work by Davy and Kristin McGuire commissioned by Southwark Playhouse.

Davy and Kristin McGuire, the artist couple who wowed audiences worldwide with their award-winning miniature theatre piece The Ice Book, come together with Mike Sizemore (Slingers), Fyfe Dangerfield (The Guillemots) and Andy Serkis (Lord of The Rings) to bring the magic of Diana Wynne Jones’ spectacular tale of imagination to the Southwark Playhouse this Christmas.

Sophie is an 18-year-old girl who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father. One day she finds she has unexpectedly angered the evil Witch of the Waste and finds herself trapped within a spell that turns the young Sophie into an old woman. Sophie takes shelter in the home of Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard whose magical castle can move between various lands and dimensions powered by Calcifer, a fire demon. She embarks on a journey to break her own spell and the one binding Howl and Calcifer together only to discover that there is a lot more to heartless Howl than meets the eye.