What do you get if you bring together a poet, an animator, a composer, a soprano, a violinist, a theatrical director, and a whole bunch of commissioned tree stumps? Folk Tales – that’s what!
Check out the glorious artwork! I’m getting this printed to frame at home. It’s so beautiful.
I’ve getting more and more excited about the live production of Folk Tales, the short opera based on my poetry… and unbelievably, it’s next week at the incredible Tête à Tête Festival in London!
A cycle of creative songs sung by women from mythology around the world, it’s going to be incredible. Here’s what the blurb says:
“A crow dives across a barren field, a fox pelt is the only thing you have of your sister, and moon milk meets your lips… Folk Tales will magic you away to world where symbols have as much power as actions, and a word can change your fate.
Join us as we invoke the spirits of women and non-binary figures from mythology and folklore to reclaim their stories on their terms.
Featuring a libretto by celebrated North-Eastern poet Caroline Hardaker, and a magical animated set by Chloe Rodham. Folk Tales is an immersive theatre experience that will challenge what you know about the “other”, and leave you with a flicker of enchantment in your soul.”
The live performance will be at The Cockpit from 7.00 – 7.35pm on Thursday 10th September, and tickets are available now. The venue is putting measures in place to help keep everyone safe, such as reduced capacity in the theatre and social distancing. You can find more about Covid-19 safety at The Cockpit here.
If you’re not able to travel to London for the performance, there’s also going to be an interactive online performance from 5.00 – 6.00pm on Saturday 12th September. The team (including me!) will be available on video chat afterwards to answer any questions. You can book a place for this here.
It’s going to be amazing – and I hope you all can join us. I’m not an opera expert by any means, and whether you’ve seen hundreds of performances or none at all – TRUST ME – it’ll be haunting, beautiful, and will stick with you for a long time afterwards.
Find out more about Tête à Tête Festival 2020 here.