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devil's purse

The Devil’s Purse – a spellbinding storytelling performance by Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson

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 Litfest are delighted to welcome back Dominic Kelly as part of his touring production of THE DEVIL’S PURSE.

Is anything truly how we see it? How can we be sure? The Other People are waiting in the shadows, beneath your feet, even in the cracks in the walls: they’re waiting to show you just how hard it is to tell. And on summer nights their world is just a breath away… Come spend some time in the company of Themselves, The Gentry Below, the Fairies – and a labyrinth of stories.

Dominic, Bridget and Leif fuse storytelling performance and music in a wild journey into the cinema of the imagination. A traveller finds help in the mountain mist, a farmer meets a wonderful woman, a drinker discovers a magic purse and a mother worries her child is turning into skin and bone. But they’re all in for surprises: in the midsummer dusk, nothing is as it seems…

2 halves: 50 + 35 minutes

Suitable for adults and children 11 and over

DOMINIC KELLY is a performance storyteller whose dynamic style has captivated audiences across the UK, Europe, and around the world.

BRIDGET MARSDEN and LEIF OTTOSSON are rising young stars of the Swedish Folk Music Scene. Their deeply-felt new take on Scandinavian music is described by Songlines Magazine as “Powerful…thoughtful, inventive…and outstanding.”

Venue: The Storey Auditorium

Date: Tuesday 5th July

Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession

Tickets can be purchased here.

Natalie Charlesworth • June 10, 2016


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