Company: The Devil's Violin
Nothing is as detailed and rich as the world we can create within our own minds.
No guards met him at the palace.
He made his way through a great pair of gates.
Through chambers that echoed with his footsteps.
He came to a hall thick with fog - was that a statue?
No, not a statue but the King himself.
The King of this country, as still and grey as the stone his throne was made from.
Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling enhanced by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.
The ensemble take you on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.
The Devil’s Violin weave traditional stories into epic narratives.
Stolen is a tale of lost loves, bravery and above all else, hope.
“A scintillating combination of music, sound and story”
“We hear stories within stories, like Chinese boxes, laced with tears and laughter. The paradox is that these magical tales are really our humdrum lives, wrapped in imagination and mystery.”
Recommended for ages 10+
Approx. runtime: 1hr 40mins (inc. interval)
Image Credit: Paul Michael Hughes