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Medusa

October 2nd, 7.30pm (1 Hour)

Fundamental Arts

A solo storytelling performance for adults by Gary Cordingley.

Medusa and Perseus are wrapped in a story that has endured the ages. A story of heroic deeds and terrifying monsters. Drawing parallels between this ancient myth and the modern world, this gritty storytelling performance asks the question, ‘Who are the real monsters in this story?’

 

This performance is work in progress and your feedback is invited and most welcome.

 

Contains strong references to sexual violence.

"Gary Cordingley takes an ancient Greek myth of power and betrayal, and drags it by its hair into the 21st century. This is a brave, searching, extraordinary storytelling performance, don’t miss it." 

Lisa Schneidau, South Devon Storytellers.

Adults £10 / Concessions £8 +booking fee

(Show suitable for ages 14+)

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Whole

October 16th, 7.30pm (1 Hour)

Emma Spearing

A quest to fill the space inside 

 

‘My sister smells of woodsmoke, warm earth, oranges and dust.’ 

 

Whole is a solo show about two people, one of them is on stage the other isn't. In some parts of the world people believe that twins share a soul, so how can you be a twin alone? It is a brutal wander through the shadows of a bluebell wood at dusk, a map of a life written across two bodies. A dive into the depths of what happens when you lose part of yourself. It is a raw, tender, messy love story, a wound splashed in whiskey and haunted by ghosts. 

 

Using autobiographical story-telling, immersive soundscapes, song and striking visual imagery Whole is an exploration of complex grief, identity and belief systems. Brutally honest and tender this is a deep dive into what it means to lose the person who makes us whole.  

 

Supported by Arts Council England, Metal, & winner of Troop New Ideas award seed commission from Cambridge Junction. 

 

Written & performed by Emma Spearing & made in collaboration with Naomi Dawson - Set & Costume design (Young Vic, Kneehigh, Royal Court) Kristina Hjelm - Lighting (RSC, Gecko) Dominic Kennedy - Sound (Paines Plough, Theatre Clywd) & Award-winning theatre maker Jamie Wood -Director & Collaborator

 

"Whole is a profoundly moving exploration about what it takes to go it alone in the wake of tremendous loss and grief. Emma is a consummate performer, warm and honest, and her writing sparkles effortlessly before cracking our hearts." 

Haley McGee, Theatre maker + Founder of Solo Show Creator Labs. 

Tickets: £10 + booking fee (Show suitable for ages 16+)

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Spooky Tales

October 30th, 3pm (1 hour)

Coppice Theatre

Storytelling for all the family. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home… and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings-on! 

Tickets: £5 + booking fee

llustration by Holly Summerson

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The Girl & The Dragon

November 8th, 4pm 

The Suitcase Storytelling Company

Get ready for a fantastical show to warm the heart and bring joy to people young and old alike. Join our hero Toral on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims uncrossable rivers, braves impassable forests and scales unclimbable mountains, all to fight a great and terrible dragon.

Performed by the delightfully talented Niall Moorjani and Minnie Wilkinson, this story proves that heroes can come from anywhere and villains aren’t always what they seem.

Tickets: £5 + booking fee (For ages 5+)