Performance Storytelling by Tim Ralphs
Have you seen the cloven hoof prints on the cellar steps? Have you heard the fiddle player cursing? Can you smell the scent of burning secrets?
Shot through with diabolical horror, absurd confessions and humour fit for the unholy ghost – master of all things odd, Tim Ralphs, shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs, Old Nick, Beelzebub, the Devil himself, to see if he might just be ready for a rebrand!
In this wild reimagining of folktale, fairytale and urban legend, Tim exhumes the bones of ancient Devil stories and stitches them into new skins for fresh consumption. This grand collection spans supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons: darkly humorous with disturbing twists and a distinct whiff of sulphur….
TIM RALPHS is one of the most exciting young talents on the British storytelling scene. Teller in residence of the Word Smack Cabaret and host of Sheffield’s The Story Forge, Tim’s performance style is energetic and his composition knows no bounds. Striving always to innovate, his work draws on our international narrative inheritance, the ever-changing cityscape of his home, fairytale, myth and legend. His performances merge the contemporary with the ancient with enviable integrity and a touch of genius.
Rebranding Beelzebub will be followed by a Q&A with Tim Ralphs. This will begin 10 mins after the end of the show.
Running Time: 75 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
‘Elegant, funny, & often irreverent…’
★★★★ Fringe Guru
‘Pure and utter genius.’
Mai Lin Li, Huddersfield Literature Festival