PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING BY SALLY POMME CLAYTON & BEN HAGGARTY
Enter fire-lit theatre inside a hill for a night of dark and magical transformations. Allow yourself to be lured into the evocative world of grown-up fairytale, filled with power struggles, alchemy, stolen children, bizarre marriages and unflinching metaphor.
Tonights performance is a double-bill of fairytales by two masters of their craft...
THE WHITE BEAR KING - BY SALLY POMME CLAYTON:
A princess marries a bear, who comes to her bed each night as a man...
Step into a snow swathed fairytale forest for a dark Norwegian wondertale – a quest through ice, to climb a mountain of glass and set a cursed bear free. Mysterious, romantic and funny, Sally Pomme Clayton, serves up the perfect wintery romance located within a fantastical star-lit universe and filled with stolen children, trolls, and trickery, and richly metaphorical transformation. Sometimes you suffer for love – sometimes you suffer because of love…
THE BLACKSMITH AT THE BRIDGE OF BONES, BY BEN HAGGARTY:
If knowledge equals power, then what is the responsibility of such power?
World renowned for his dynamic and challenging performances, Ben Haggarty tells his stories with infectious charm and ease. This dark and full-blooded story of power, knowledge and alchemy, explores that enduring relationship between a teacher and an apprentice. Evocative, unflinching and beautiful by turn, this is a performance to lure you into a world where rules aren't broken lightly.
Suitable for adults (children 12+)
In a field on the outskirts of Cranborne village, there is a hill, and it has a door....
One of Dorset's best kept secrets, the Earthouse is a 200 seater theatre - lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 25 huge aok tree trunks. They come to listen to stories, told by the UK's finest contemporary performance storytellers. This off-beat, little known venue is a magical cinema of the imagination.
Turn off Damerham Road into Cranborne Middle School. Parking is in the school car-park. Walk up the road from the car-park to the Ancient Technology Centre, and follow the lane and then the candle lanterns to the doors of the Earthouse. Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes!
When & Where
The Crick Crack Club
The UK's legendary promoter & programmer of performance storytelling - bringing international fairytale, myth and epic to the contemporary stage...