Things used to go bump in the night all the time in nineteenth century Brittany. If you were really unlucky, you might even meet up with who – or what – was doing the bumping …
Writer and storyteller John Edgar is bringing his solo performance Breton Tales After Dark to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wednesday 7th November.
John Edgar has been entertaining audiences as an actor, writer, musician and writer since 1975. In addition to performing all over the UK and beyond, he is also the author of several plays, including two that were produced on BBC Radio 4.
Breton Tales After Dark is a unique collection of tales, anecdotes and songs drawn from Breton folklore. Featured in some of his chilling stories are such strange characters as the Lavandières, the supernatural washerwomen of the night who wash the shrouds for those who will need them the next morning, and the Ankou, Brittany’s own Grim Reaper with his scythe and his rattling old cart. Alongside them are trees that walk and talk, the Korrigans, local fairies whom it’s best not to get on the wrong side of, and that most charming of all supernaturals, the devil himself.
John’s celebrated performance mixes humour and horror in this eccentric and faithful adaptation of some of the darkest tales ever to cross the channel.
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