The Iron Man

Scope and Content

Partly autograph and partly printed. Contains copy of script entitled 'The Iron Man - The Rock Opera - V17' with autograph annotations by Hughes and textual notes. Also includes notes entitled 'IMPs, objectives so far' with information about royalties, terms of agreement of the New Vic theatre and costs involved; and a published volume of The Iron Giant (published by Harper and Row, 1988). A school exercise book with notes and mind maps about the plot of the The Iron Man is also included. Some material within this folder is undated.

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Children's story The Iron Man A Story in Five Nights was first published by Faber and Faber in 1968. 'Iron Man' was substituted for 'Iron Giant' in the subsequent American edition of the story. In the 1990s Pete Townshend and David Thacker worked on a rock opera version of The Iron Man with Townshend's music and Hughes' story.