Thursday 6th June 2024
7:30 pm

£11 Advance; £14 Door

Event Description

One woman, three birds, six treacherous midwives, nine trusted companions and the hanging of a mouse…

Rhiannon goes on a great journey, riding a horse that no-one can catch, crossing thresholds from the other world into our own, from eternal youth to mortal suffering.  She comes for love, but such a love as this is destined for trouble.

A fresh retelling of this Celtic myth, based on the fragmentary brilliance of the Welsh epic cycle, the Mabinogion.  Katy Cawkwell untangles the 1st and 3rd branches to bring us Rhiannon.  Not suitable for under 10s.

Katy has been storytelling for 25 years across Britain and beyond – she is well-known for unravelling complex narratives into compelling, glittering stories that linger in the mind long after they are told. Previous work at the Acorn includes Tristan & Iseult (2019) and The Wounded King (2020).

Katy was commissioned to develop Rhiannon in 2003. She has performed it over 30 times since then, in story-clubs and theatres, including the Barbican and the British Museum, and at five international storytelling festivals. It is available as a CD and was published in book form by Parthian Books in 2007.

Guidance Age 10yrs +


“A fantastic event” Dorset County Council events organiser

Rhiannon is a tour de force” Mythstories Museum

“Katy performed to spellbound capacity audiences with grace, style and integrity. All were held in the magic of the story” Festival at the Edge


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