by Simon Harris

based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones


A magical, unconventional and life-affirming story about discovering who you are, facing responsibility and overcoming your apparent fate, Howl's Moving Castle is set in a world of talking fires, everyday spells, young girls trapped in old bodies, witches, wizards and walking castles.

Fusing live action, puppetry, striking visuals and original music, this is an inspirational, affecting and uplifting story that will appeal across generations.


Howl's Moving Castle is currently undergoing script development workshops.  



R&D Cast & Crew



Cast Leila Crerar, Jessica Hayles, Sion Ifan, James Marlowe & Alexander Vlahos


Director Hal Chambers

Composer Lucy Rivers

Puppetry Nick Barnes


A co-production with Lucid Theatre


Howl's Moving Castle is generously supported by Arts Council Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Theatr Clwyd and National Theatre Wales.