storytelling performance adults Norse Icelandic saga Njal Katy Cawkwell

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Lost Girls by Nell Phoenix

Little Red Riding Hood

What did the Wolf do to Granny?
What did Little Red do to the Wolf?
What did Little Red do to Granny?!

The fairytale world is littered with girls who are lost or mislaid, and very few are as innocent as you might first imagine. Nell Phoenix strays from the path in search of young, and not so young, women who have played in the woods, forgotten the rules, and should have at least had an inkling, that something was likely to go horribly wrong.

Darkly humorous and Seriously playful.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Rook Lane Chapel
Bath Street
BA11 1DN Frome
United Kingdom
Somerset GB

Mr Rook's Speak Easy Presents: GIANTS! by Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy

Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy

Stories from the Bedrock of the British Isles.

“There were giants on the earth in those days….”

Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy present a storytelling journey through some of the old myths, an exploration of the relationship between the Giants – the great rock builders – and the human beings that came after.

Where did the Giants come from? Where have they gone? And who left all those boulders lying around?

Join us for an evening of myth and story, of fun, wonder, music, laughter and a smidgen of comedy violence, and maybe you’ll find out…

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Rook Lane Chapel
Bath Street
BA11 1DN Frome
United Kingdom
Somerset GB

The Falcon Bride

‘It seems unlikely that this is the last wedding where you will feature as the bride…’

Beautiful, fierce and deadly, Hallgerd is not a woman to be taken lightly, ripping through husbands like a falcon through its prey. But has she met her match in Gunnar, a true Viking hero?

Katy Cawkwell tells episodes from the great Icelandic Njal’s Saga, offering a fascinating glimpse into pagan society in the land of fire and ice.

Darkly comic, tragically romantic by turns: this is a tale full of sex, murder, power politics and the importance of salt fish…

Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix
Gandy Street
EX4 3LS Exeter
United Kingdom
Devon GB