We are thrilled to be welcoming Bridport's well-established and well-loved monthly Story Cafe to its new home at The Lyric from January 2019. Christine and her team work hard to scout the finest storytellers to bring them to Bridport, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us all this coming year. First up, Dominic Kelly opens Story Cafe at The Lyric...
A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him: all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a 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, Bridget and Leif combine storytelling and music in 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.
Created and performed by:
Dominic Kelly – storyteller
Bridget Marsden – violin
Leif Ottosson - accordion
Tickets are £10 available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre: 01308 424901 / online and BearKat Cafe. Doors & bar open 7pm for 7:30pm start.
“A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins … a magical night. 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 Younger Theatre
This event closed on the
20 Jan 2019