The Big Blind
Thursday 17th January 2019
Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13
A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead; a chance for love but a much higher chance of death.
He’s had a happy life and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over ….
Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson combine storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance. They bring to life an ancient full-bloodied fairy tale for modern audiences, weaving versions from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music. Through it they explore the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions.
Dominic, Bridget and Leif fuse storytelling & music into internationally acclaimed performances that draw you deep into the world of your own imagination. They adapt traditional stories for adult audiences, bringing to vivid life their drama, their humour and what they have to say about our lives and what it is to be human in the 21st century.
Dominic Kelly is a consistently engaging and energetic narrator He brings the stories to life and deftly navigates the way through a multi-layered narrative. It is the music in combination with Kelly’s narration that makes this production so special. Violin and accordion duo Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson beautifully fuse enchanting Nordic music with Kelly’s prose.
“A master storyteller” BBC Radio
“Outstanding” Songlines Magazine
“Compelling” The Times
Suitable for children aged 12 +