Grown-Ups Are Told ‘Don’t!’ At Richmond’s Georgian The
Tuesday - October 13, 2015
The best stories often seem to start with a ‘don’t’ and master story-tellers, The Devil’s Violin will be recounting some of the finest of these tales at The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond on Tuesday 27 October at 7.30pm.
Aimed at an adult audience, The Forbidden Door presents the ancient art of story-telling at its most spell-binding and this gripping selection of tales is inspired by those who are specifically told ‘don’t open that door’, including the Shining King, the Queen of the Moon and a princely pig.
Celebrated narrator Dominic Kelly is accompanied by Oliver Wilson-Dickson on violin, Sarah Moody on cello and Dylan Fowler on guitar and together they weave a feeling of sitting around a campfire listening to stories of another world. Through their words and music alone, they create realms of love, loss, drama, danger, humour and twists and turns that has hypnotised audiences on this UK tour, leaving them listening with bated breath.
The Forbidden Door is the latest initiative by Northern Accent, the new literary project supported by Arts Council England that brings unexpected and enthralling work based around literature to performance spaces in the Small Venues Network.
“This is going to be a magical and very different theatrical experience,” said Clare Allen, Chief Executive of The Georgian Theatre Royal. “We can expect a vivid combination of live music and storytelling by Devil’s Violin, who have been breathing new life into the art of storytelling for almost a decade.”
“The Devil’s Violin is one of the very best British storytelling teams on the circuit combining music and story in an evening that will transport you to other worlds; paint pictures so that they dance in your mind’s eye; and answer questions you have yet to ask! If you can, come and see them. It will be an evening well spent,” she added.
The performance is suitable for those aged 12 years and over.