Intelligent, ruthless, stark, graceful… crows haunt both our outer and inner landscapes. New voice Dominic Kelly accompanies these black-feathered tricksters through a northern borderland where neither crows nor people are quite what they seem. Welcome to Crow.
This powerful performance comes from one of a new generation of storytellers. Dominic Kelly deftly interweaves myth, fairytale and biography to map the life and death of his grandfather - a man who was moulded by the time and place of his birth - until the boundary between metaphor and reality becomes subtly undefined.
In 2009 Dominic was awarded the New Directions Commission by Cambridge Storytelling Festival, with funding from the Arts Council, to create a new performance piece for adults. Crow is the result. It was premiered at the festival in May 2009, and has since been performed across the country at venues including The Barbican, the Soho Theatre in London's West End and The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Crow is ideal for programming for literary festival, storytelling club and storytelling festival audiences. Set in the North West of England, it can also be programmed specifically for local audiences. The target audience is adults, and it is unsuitable for under 12s. The performance running time is approximately 60 minutes.
Prices - available on request
Crow’s previous outings include at Cheltenham Literature Festival
, the Soho Theatre
and The Barbican
The show is in permanent repertoire and is available throughout 2010/2011. Please enquire with specific dates.
Production is highly flexible. The artist will happily work in non-performance venues, provided there is a point of focus for the performance and minimal noise intrusion from adjoining areas.
Full technical details available on request.
For further information, and to book, please contact the programme manager, Kate Norgate
07791 157 437