Storytelling Shows

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THE DEMON AND THE HARPIST

 

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Francis and harpist Bianca Watts perform an enchanting show for the stage.

A varied collection of dark, humorous and thoughtful stories original created for the beautiful setting of The Abbey House Gardens, Marlmesbury in 2010.  This show has been performed in the Wales Millennium Centre and at the Bradfordon Avon Arts festival.

Sometimes the tales weave in and out of the musical thread.  At other times the stories and the music stand alone creating their own images in the listeners mind.

The Red King.  A dark Tale.  From our show 'The Demon and The Harpist'.

THE SHIP OF DREAMS

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A collection of stories of ships, seamen and all things nautical.  It has knots, lies and sea shanties and the occasional rollick.

The show was commissioned by The Newport Medieval Ship Project in 2006 to tour in schools.  Since then I have created two versions of the show.  The first weaves information about the medieval ship discovered in Newport in 2003 with the folk tales. (www.thenewportship.com)  The second has the folk tales as a family and evening show.

                                                                                                                        

UNDER THE SKIN

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A rich mixture of legends, tales and music performed with Megan lloyd

By candlelight Megan and I will weave together traditional tales with a common thread, Love, Fear and the Unknown that lies just beneath the skin.  A spellbinding evening which will appeal to adults and older children.

 

 

INTO THE DARK

New for 2014

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Starting in October I will be touring a show of folktales from the dark side of storytelling.

It is not enough that the dark surrounds us; we have to fill the night with fears and monsters from our imaginations.

Peoples from all over the world have looked into the shadows and then told chilling and disturbing tales of what they’ve seen.  Maybe we don’t imagine them.

Come listen and shiver.

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Please contact me for the cost and availability of the above shows.