Myths Retold is a series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world. Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration of epic & myth…
SUN 9 SEP 2.30pm
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 fairy-tale.
SUN 7 OCT 2.30pm
One woman, nine trusted companions, six treacherous midwives, and the hanging of a mouse…
Intelligent, generous and with a dry wit, a queen travels from her Other World, riding a horse that no one can catch. She comes because of love, but this love between a goddess and a mortal is destined for trouble.
The Welsh epic cycle of the Mabinogion is renowned for its complex fragmentary brilliance. Performance Storyteller Katy Cawkwell untangles the 1st and 3rd branches of this beautiful Celtic myth to bring us Rhiannon.