Threnody For The Sky Children

Toured 2014/15


In a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents’ house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past.

Threnody for the Sky Children is a surreal modern fable that draws inspiration from Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses, and fuses mythology and music with a hint of zombie apocalypse.

Commissioned by Bristol Ferment

Written and performed by Jack Dean

Lighting Design by Sam Hollis-Pack

Winner- Best Production, Reading Fringe Awards 2014

Ages 14+


“Funny, wise and beautifully performed”


“Delight in metaphor and the final revelation makes this a surprising and understated triumph” ✮✮✮✮ 

The List

“He commanded the stage, having such presence it was almost scary” ✮✮✮✮ 

Arts Award Voice

“This is a story confidently, quietly told, assured of the power of its own narrative which hums with linguistic style”

Poetry Monthly

“This dark comedy will have you laughing in the theatre, and lost in a reverie afterwards”

The Public Reviews