• Cat Weatherill – Ariadne & the Minotaur

    Ariadne & the Minotaur is a re-imagining of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, told from the point of view of Ariadne. It received its world premiere at the Hay Festival 2013. Beautifully balancing strength and vulnerability, it proved to be a mesmerising performance from one of the UK’s most passionate performers.

  • Cat Weatherill – Bluebeard

    Bluebeard is a journey into obsession. Inspired by Perrault’s classic gothic horror story, it’s magnificently dark, erotic and disturbing. But it’s also joyously life affirming – a celebration of the love of sisters and the resilience of women.

  • Caught on the Horns – Giles Abbott

    Based on Classical myth (Ovid’s Pygmalion), “Caught On The Horns” follows the struggles of an artist who longs for his ideal in womanhood. So he carves her. When she comes alive, he is overjoyed, but it doesn’t take him long to learn that a real woman is a very different proposition from an ideal one!

  • Christine Cooper – Battle of the Trees

    Christine has toured internationally as both musician and storyteller. In 2010 she graduated with a Masters in Arts & Ecology, during which she researched storytelling as an act of ecological enchantment. The Battle of the Trees was developed as part of this research.

  • Christine McMahon – Goosewing

    Christine’s ready wit and love of traditional folktales combine with her background in drama and psychology to create wonderful worlds of stories. She has a unique talent for improvisational Storymaking, guiding audiences of any age to have the confidence to create stories from their own imaginations.

  • Kate Corkery – The Sweetshop on the Shore

    In a village on the shore of Cork Harbour an only child struggles to make sense of the world. As the River Lee ebbs and flows nearby, regular customers come and go to a small sweet shop that is at the heart of that community. The stories they share linger in her imagination and grow a life of their own.

  • Maria Whatton & Sarah Matthews – The Lunar Men

    The Lunar Men is a collaborative and interactive performance piece centred around the extraordinary characters of the Lunar Society, a group of dynamic inventors, experimenters, and philosophers of the Eighteenth Century. Their story is interwoven with exquisite and comic folk tales, combining Maria’s rich and eloquent storytelling and Sarah’s responsive musicianship and singing.

  • Michael and Wendy Dacre – Raventales

    Raventales explores traditional tales further with shadow puppets, crafts, storywalks, dancing giants and games and particularly enjoy telling outside in the English landscape, whether it be in wet woods or on wild seashores, by rippling rivers, on ancient hillforts or in starlit orchards.

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