San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING BY ABBI PATRIX
Master storyteller, Abbi Patrix, brings us a performance in two halves – a double helping of adventure and trickery from the frozen forests of Norway to the epic grandeur of the Earthouse. Treacherous, comedic and magical – enter a world filled with wonder...
Trolls…. Take a journey to the heart of the imagination where trolls lurk in every corner. Powerful, brutal, often stupid, and notoriously clumsy; trolls are feared by everyone… everyone that is, except Askeladen – the ash lad – a small boy who sits in the ashes of the fire, ever ready to take them on with his special bag of trickness….
The Companion… Journey into a dark grown-up fairytale, where friends should be chosen wisely! A young man sets off on a quest to find the woman of his dreams – but he is not alone. He’s guided through peril and pitfall by a mysterious companion – an initiator; a teacher; a collector of enchanted objects, and a slayer of trollhags. In this dangerous & enchanted world everything happens in threes and nothing is quite what it seems.
‘Beautiful…He makes us question both our dreams and our choices’ Le Parisien
‘A magician of the spoken word’ Ouest France
‘commanding & powerful’ The Times
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 twinkley lights and the candle lanterns to the doors of the Earthouse.
GOOD THINGS TO KNOW...
• Wrap up warm, bring a cushion & wear sensible shoes! (A torch might also come in handy!)
• There is no bar on site, and we don’t have a license to sell you alcohol – but we’ll supply something nice instead.
• We open the doors of the Earthouse at 7pm. In summer, please feel free to come early and sit in the sun – you can even bring a picnic (just don’t munch food while the show is on).
• We have toilets!
• Wheelchair users can drive up to the venue, but please let us know in advance if you’ll need to do this. You can call the ATC on 01725 517 618.
• Shows are unsuitable for under 12s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
• We sometimes have (official) photographers discreetly taking pictures at these events – if you don’t want to be in these pictures, then please let a member of staff know.
• The ATC is a no smoking site.
• No dogs are allowed on site – we have some ancient breeds of sheep who live here, and they wouldn’t appreciate the company!
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...