Fri 11 Oct, 7:30pm. Portland Royal Manor Theatre. 03336 663366. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam
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… Combining storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance, this ancient, full-bloodied fairy tale is brought to life by acclaimed storyteller Dominic Kelly, and international musicians Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson. Weaving tales from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music, the trio explore the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions.
“Outstanding” Songlines Magazine
Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. Suitable 11+
www.artsreach.co.uk | www.dominickelly.eu