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 DATE: Thursday 1st November 2018, 7.30pm  EVENT TITLE: Day of the Dead  LOCATION: London  ARTISTS: Nell Phoenix, TUUP and Tim Ralphs

 VENUE: Rich Mix Main Space, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA (wheelchair accessible)  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, three Crick Crack Club storytellers create an exuberant night of ritual, shrines & stories.

Under the watchful eye of a bunch of gambling skeletons - dead ancestors are honoured; the souls of the dead are tempted back into the world of the living for a bit of a party, and Death is mocked, cheated and saluted by turn.

Like some irrepressible autumn ritual, the Crick Crack Club’s quirky annual celebration of the Mexican festival of the Dias de Los Muertos, has become part of the fabric of East London's cultural craziness!

Expect ritual, libations, stories, and magical mayhem...

‘Storytelling wizards’ Londonist :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £11/£9 (plus booking fee) :: www.richmix.org.uk :: Box Office: 0207 613 7498 or email boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & Rich Mix


 DATE: Friday 23rd November 2018, 7.30pm  EVENT TITLE: The Frog Princess Punked  LOCATION: London  ARTISTS: Sally Pomme Clayton

 VENUE: Rich Mix venue 1, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA (wheelchair accessible)  AUDIENCE: Adults (16+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Crazed Russian fairytale; punk songs; scratch animation, frog weddings, and Baba Yaga on the loose. This night of adult fairytale will be feral, noisy, and beautiful by turn.

Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and an all-girl band weld together punk songs, scratch animation and an epic fairytale about the perils of annexing the wild, and the wisdom of letting the women loose. The result is immersive, feral and beautiful by turn. It's gonna be awesome. It’s gonna be loud!

Expect fairytales for grown-ups, punk sounds & scratch film. Performance storytelling as you have never see it before!

‘Funny, refreshing and ballsy’ Omnibus Theatre :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £12/£10 (plus booking fee) :: www.richmix.org.uk :: Box Office: 0207 613 7498 or email boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & Rich Mix


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 DATE: Saturday 18th August 2018, 7.30pm - 10pm (doors open 7pm)  EVENT TITLE: The Fate We Bring Ourselves  LOCATION: Dorset  ARTISTS: Ben Haggarty

 VENUE: Cranborne Earth House, The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP  AUDIENCE: Adults (16+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Join performance storyteller Ben Haggarty at his most alarming, as he presents three remixed, extended and explicit Greek myths.

Expect sex with Zeus, twice-born gods, formidable goddesses and some nasty clashes between naive mortals and uppity deities.

This is world-class storytelling: dark, magical and provocative.

‘You’ll come out wiser… aware you are looking at reality with greater clarity’ Remote Goat
‘Bloody brilliant’ Time Out
For more details see www.crickcrackclub.com/earthousecranborne

Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes!

 TICKETS:  £11 (plus booking fee) : Buy tickets by phone 01202 888 992 (office hours).

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & The Ancient Technology Centre


 DATE: Thursday 20th September 2018, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)  EVENT TITLE: The King and the Corpse  LOCATION: Bristol  ARTISTS: TUUP, music by Sheema Mukherjee

 VENUE: The Cube, Dove Street South, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8JD  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  A king carries the corpse of a hanged man across a cemetery at night – but the corpse is not dead, it is possessed by a storytelling vampire, whose enigmatic puzzles threaten to burst the King’s head into a thousand pieces…

With customary charismatic style, performance storyteller TUUP takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso Sheema Mukherjee to tell transglobalised versions of this stunning 11th Century Indian epic fairytale.

Enter a place of metaphor, magic and ritual, where love is always confusing; death and fire are inextricably linked; fruit is never just fruit, and the soul might conquer evil, if only it can keep quiet...

'some of the most skilful, wildly passionate storytelling I've ever seen!' **** Everything Theatre :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £9 advance (£12 on the door) :: www.cubecinema.com

 ORGANISER:  Crick Crack Club & The Cube


 DATE: Saturday 13th October 2018, 7.30pm - 10pm (doors open 7pm)  EVENT TITLE: The Gods and Monsters Show  LOCATION: Dorset  ARTISTS: Pandvani108 - Ben Haggarty, Emily Hennessey, Mikael Oberg. Music by Sheema Mukherjee (sitar) & Jonah Brody

 VENUE: Cranborne Earth House, The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Take a trip to the underworld...
Walk into the fire...
And don't look back....
The stage is set for a high voltage mythological mash-up!


Combining performance storytelling, music and song, Pandvani108 turn on the epic jukebox to bring us a wild night of unbowdlerised global myth and epic, in untamed short form style. Gods, monsters, giants, warriors & divas from Greece, Ireland, the Scandinavian North, the Indian heat and far beyond, are all hauled centre stage.

Far from sedate spoken word, this is a brash & exuberant cinema of the imagination, inspired by a 3,000 year old epic singing tradition and with more deities than you can shake a stick at. Encounter the Short Myth Massive - live and irresistibly direct!

‘playful, powerful, dynamic…a highlight!’ Beyond the Border Festival
‘Stellar!’ Smugglers Festival
‘Phenomenal’ Wonderful Beast
For more details see www.crickcrackclub.com/earthousecranborne

Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes! BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  Adult/child :: £11/£6 (plus booking fee) : Buy online or book by phone 01202 888 992 (office hours).

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & The Ancient Technology Centre


 DATE: Thursday 18th October 2018, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)  EVENT TITLE: Buddha Babies - The Alternative Cookery Show  LOCATION: Bristol  ARTISTS: Xanthe Gresham Knight

 VENUE: The Cube, Dove Street South, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8JD  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Combine 1lb of unconventional birth stories from anywhere (China, India, Greece and Denmark – whatever is fresh and available); generous sprinklings of Taoist, Confucianist, Shamanic, Platonic and Vedic philosophy; pinch of salt, & zest...

In folktale and mythology, rocks, soap, flowers, numbers and pumpkins all swell and spawn. Buddha Babies is a baby shower of stories featuring unconventional births, performed by fabulous storyteller & madwife Xanthe Gresham Knight.

Enter a place of metaphor, magic and ritual, where love is always confusing; death and fire are inextricably linked; fruit is never just fruit, and the soul might conquer evil, if only it can keep quiet...(Directed by Kathy Hammad)

'A truly great storyteller' British Theatre Review :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £8 advance (£10 on the door) :: www.cubecinema.com

 ORGANISER:  Crick Crack Club & The Cube


 DATE: Friday 2nd November 2018, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)  EVENT TITLE: The Day of the Dead  LOCATION: Bristol  ARTISTS: Clare Muireann Murphy, TUUP & Tim Ralphs

 VENUE: The Cube, Dove Street South, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8JD  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  In this exuberant night of ritual and story and under the watchful eye of a bunch of gambling skeletons - dead ancestors are honoured; the souls of the dead are tempted back into the world of the living for a bit of a party, and Death is mocked, cheated and saluted by turn.

Like some irrepressible autumn ritual, the Crick Crack Club’s annual celebration inspired by the Mexican festival of the Dias de Los Muertos, has become part of the fabric of our company's cultural craziness!

Join three Crick Crack storytellers for shrines, libations, stories, and magical mayhem...

'a joyous chance to revel in life and death' **** Everything Theatre :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £9.50 advance (£12 on the door) :: www.cubecinema.com

 ORGANISER:  Crick Crack Club & The Cube


 DATE: Saturday 10th November 2018, 7.30pm - 10pm (doors open 7pm)  EVENT TITLE: Telling The Blues  LOCATION: Dorset  ARTISTS: Jan Blake, music by Matt Chandler

 VENUE: Cranborne Earth House, The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP  AUDIENCE: Adults (12+)

 DESCRIPTION:  From juke joints and brothels, to slave shacks and plantations – under the starlit sky of the deep Southern States emancipated slaves of the African Diaspora, dressed in indigo dyed denim and banned from singing their homeland songs, created, sang and lived the BLUES!

Fusing song, folktale and legend, the remarkable storyteller Jan Blake, and blues guitarist Matt Chandler, tell the blues. Join them for a night in the very fine company of those who’ve got the blues, those who defy the blues, those who cure them, and those who cause them. This is a performance to raise the roof and bring the stars down to the windows to listen…

For more details see www.crickcrackclub.com/earthousecranborne

Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes! BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  Adult/child :: £11/£6 (plus booking fee) : Buy online or book by phone 01202 888 992 (office hours).

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & The Ancient Technology Centre


 DATE: Thursday 6th December 2018, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)  EVENT TITLE: Gilgamesh  LOCATION: Bristol  ARTISTS: Ben Haggarty, music by Jonah Brody

 VENUE: The Cube, Dove Street South, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8JD  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  A bored king,
A wild man tamed by a whore,
A quest for eternal life,
And the deepest secrets of the gods...


Over 3,500 years after this ancient Sumerian epic was first etched into clay tablets, world renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty, and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary and powerful telling of one of the oldest stories in the world.

Deities are irritated and appeased by turn, supernatural beings are slain, apocalypse is averted, and our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man. The result is a psychedelic, passionate, fast paced epic, laced with quick-witted humour.

'Absolutely spellbinding' **** Everything Theatre
'Vivid, rich and imposingly epic' **** The Times :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  £9 advance (£11 on the door) :: www.cubecinema.com

 ORGANISER:  Crick Crack Club & The Cube


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 DATE: Friday 19th October 7.45pm (running time 2hrs 15mins incl. interval)  EVENT TITLE: The Gods and Monsters Show  LOCATION: Newcastle  ARTISTS: Pandvani108 - Ben Haggarty, Emily Hennessey, Mikael Oberg. Music by Sheema Mukherjee (sitar) & Jonah Brody

 VENUE: Stage 2, Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RH  AUDIENCE: Adults (14+)

 DESCRIPTION:  Take a trip to the underworld...
Walk into the fire...
And don't look back....
The stage is set for a high voltage mythological mash-up!


Combining performance storytelling, music and song, Pandvani108 turn on the epic jukebox to bring us a wild night of unbowdlerised global myth and epic, in untamed short form style. Gods, monsters, giants, warriors & divas from Greece, Ireland, the Scandinavian North, the Indian heat and far beyond, are all hauled centre stage.

Far from sedate spoken word, this is a brash & exuberant cinema of the imagination, inspired by a 3,000 year old epic singing tradition and with more deities than you can shake a stick at. Encounter the Short Myth Massive - live and irresistibly direct!

‘playful, powerful, dynamic…a highlight!’ Beyond the Border Festival
‘Stellar!’ Smugglers Festival
‘Phenomenal’ Wonderful Beast :: BUY TICKETS

 TICKETS:  From £10: Limited availability, so book early! :: www.northernstage.co.uk :: Box Office 0191 230 5151

 ORGANISER:  Northern Stage and The Crick Crack Club

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