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Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents: The Haunted Inn and Other Weird Tales from the Saragosa Manuscript

Posted on September 20, 2016

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A storytelling performance with music. Horror, humour, high adventure and thrilling music mingle in this fantastic duet of wicked words and virtuoso guitar playing.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy & Openstorytellers Present: The Storyteller’s Bardic Chair of Somerset

Posted on July 29, 2016

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The Storytelling competition organised by Openstorytellers is back! Eight tellers compete for the Bardic Chair with the winner chosen by the Fates – last year they picked the MC who wasn’t even competing, who will they choose this year?

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents: Return to Lyonesse by Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs

Posted on July 29, 2016

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Kings and queens, saints, sinners and shape-shifters: their fate hangs in the balance…
Return to Lyonesse is a stunning storytelling performance from Mike O’Connor, accompanied by harpist Barbara Griggs.

Rooklings Presents: The Whale’s Tale by Music Box Participatory Performance/Workshops for Families

Posted on May 17, 2016

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A whale climbed a mountain, a statue spoke and people walked on water. Journey between land and sea to where stories are born.
With Sharon Jacksties and Pete Mona. ‘This well-known and much-loved storytelling and music partnership blend story and music into crafted shows.’

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy presents…The Whale’s Tale

Posted on April 18, 2016

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Why does a whale climb a mountain? Why does a statue speak? As our climate changes so do our landscapes amidst the rising waters. Journey to a place where sea is land and earth is water, travel the shores where stories are born.

Sharon Jacksties and Pete Mona are a well known and loved storytelling and music partnership – together they are ‘Stranger than Fiction’. Their unique blend of traditional tales and music creates crafted shows where mystery and danger meet.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy presents…Rebranding Beelzebub

Posted on March 31, 2016

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Let’s shine a spotlight on Him Downstairs in a show shaped by razor wit, diabolical horror and absurd confessions. Tim Ralphs re-imagines traditional tales in a collection spanning supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons. Darkly humorous with disturbing turns and a distinct whiff of sulphur. **** Fringe Guru.


Posted on March 22, 2016

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This talented group of performers from South Wales take a script-in-hand journey through the controversial life of Dylan Thomas. Romantic, Bohemian, even surreal at times, his poems, short stories, letters and broadcasts provoke both laughter and tears whilst the rhythms and images of ‘Under Milk Wood’ cast a magical spell.

Mr Rooks presents…The Dawn of Music by Jem Dick

Posted on February 15, 2016

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How and why did we start making music? What stories do we tell about it? What did the first music sound like? All will be revealed in Jem’s fascinating performance which includes his hand-crafted reproductions of ancient and prehistoric instruments from around the world.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents: Fifty Shades of Graham by Graham Langley

Posted on January 19, 2016

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Described by The Times as a ‘storyteller for the 21st century,’ Graham’s enthusiasm, energy and enthusiastic performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He was a resident storyteller at Birmingham Storytelling Cafe for seventeen years and his shows are guaranteed to delight audiences. Tonight his storytelling is taken to a new dimension as he is joined by Pam Bishop, who enriches the tales with her unique blend of music.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents…The Falcon Bride by Katy Cawkwell

Posted on December 18, 2015

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“It seems unlikely that this is the last wedding where you will feature as the bride…”
Darkly comic, tragically romantic tales from the Saga of Nhal of deadly Queen Hallgerd and the Viking hero Gunnar.

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