From The Odd
Tim’s Ralphs’ ‘From The Odd’ is quite simply one of the best multi-story short storytelling shows available for booking for young, adult, intelligent and metropolitan audiences. The Crick Crack Club tends to use this show as a comedic and lively first half of selected double-bill programmes.
There’s something about Tim Ralphs…if you google him, you’ll find he’s been publicly pondering whether the cooking of gnocchi can be likened to an initiation into some Mithras cult – and when he appears on a stage, there is an element in the audience clearly battling with a freeze or flee dilemma – for about 60 seconds - after which they know... we all know... that they’re sitting in some of the most entertaining seats in town.
An award winning young storyteller in 2007, Tim's performance style is energetic and his composition knows no bounds. Striving always to innovate, his work draws on our international narrative inheritance, the ever-changing cityscape of his home, fairytale, myth and legend. His performances merge the contemporary with the ancient with enviable integrity and a touch of genius.
Tim Ralph’s performances have already graced the stages of London’s Soho Theatre, the Barbican, the Tristan Bates Theatre, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, and Huddersfield Literature Festival.
‘A work of pure and utter genius’ Mai Lin Li, Huddersfield Literature Festival
Prices - available on request
Availability - From The Odd is in permanent repertoire.
The Crick Crack Club Presents:-
From the Odd
Performance storytelling by Tim Ralphs
Undisputed master of the odd, Tim Ralphs, brings together a set of stories randomly curated from the contents of a Sheffield skip, and selected by you, the audience, on the night.
This is a spectacular re-imagining of some of the most familiar material in myth, folktale and nursery rhyme – treated with reverence, love, sewing scissors and a welding iron. The resultant panoply of resonant imagery includes, Orpheus' Lyre, urban landscapes, the Devil playing scrabble, stars, sheds, and jocular cannibals.
Let Tim take you to the edge, and back...
Production is highly flexible and if any of the stated technical requirements present a difficulty or query, then please do contact us.
Minimum get-in (prior to house opening): 1 hour
Performance length: 1 hour (no interval)
Target audience: Adult (unsuitable for under 12s)
Performance area: dimensions: minimum 4 metres width, 3 metres depth, 3 metres headroom.
Performance to take place in front of black drapes where possible.
1 small table required
Power supply required on stage
Lighting: There are only two states: a preset and a performance state. Performance state is a warm wash.
In smaller venues (up to approx 120 seating capacity) the performance can be performed acoustically.
In larger venues, where audience capacity and venue demand full amplification, a lavalier type radio microphone will be required, and a sound technician will need to be present.
PA for walk in music.
Contact Details – The Crick Crack Club
34 Hartington Road
07791 157 437