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Parbold Womens Institute, Wigan

Wednesday, 9 Oct

£8.50

Unruly Tongues is a performance storytelling club which happens monthly on Wednesday evenings in Parbold, West Lancashire. We offer outrageously enjoyable storytelling for grown ups from the finest performance storytellers from the UK & beyond. Each month features a different invited guest.

'The Big Blind' performed by Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a rather higher chance of death. He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over…

Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson combine storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance. They bring to life an ancient full-bloodied fairy tale for modern audiences, weaving versions from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music. Through it they explore the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions.

Reviews of Dominic, Bridget & Leif’s work:

“… Makes you sparkle from the inside out. Combining magical, haunting and melodic Nordic inspired music, played effortlessly by the superbly talented Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson, we were taken on an expertly crafted storytelling journey by Dominic Kelly. . The stage is stripped bare with no need for props of any kind… The simplicity of this makes for a truly inspired performance…” oneandother.com

“… Unbelievably fine ensemble playing” Dagens Nyheter

“Outstanding” Songlines Magazine

“A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins… a magical night. Dominic Kelly… is a consistently engaging and energetic narrator... He brings the stories to life and deftly navigates the way through a multi-layered narrative. It is the music in combination with Kelly’s narration that makes this production so special. Violin and accordion duo Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson beautifully fuse enchanting Nordic music with Kelly’s prose” A Younger Theatre

REVIEW of 'The Big Blind at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool, January 2019

https://www.lavidaliverpool.co.uk/lvl-checks-folk-fairy-tale-capstone-theatre/

 

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Venue

Parbold Womens Institute

Station Road

Wigan

WN8 7NU

Thanks go to the lovely tea people, Helen on the door and all the folk who help us stack chairs at the end.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a hearing loop installed.

Doors open at 7pm. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Tea and yummy cake is served at half time. 

Organiser

Wild About Story

Wild About Story offers storytelling and singing opportunities for people of all ages. Based at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, West Lancashire, we aim to nurture creativity, connection and community through the joy of words spoken and sung.