The Devil’s Purse

The Crick Crack Club Presents

The Devil’s Purse

  • Mon 17 Feb, 8pm
  • £9 (£7)

Performance storytelling by Dominic Kelly, with music by Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson.

Beguiling, tricksy, highly-strung, and suspiciously helpful – the Little People are waiting in the shadows, beneath your feet, under the tables, and even in the cracks in the walls – and they’re waiting to prove just how hard it is to tell that they are there. On hot summer nights their world is a breath away and on long winter evenings they have far too much time on their hands…

Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson fuse storytelling performance and music in a wild journey into the cinema of the imagination. A lost traveler finds himself guided through the mountain mists; a farmer marries an apparently perfect wife; a drunk gambles with a purse that is forever full, and an anxious mother watches her child turn into skin and bone… Come spend some time in the company of Themselves, the Gentry Below, the Good Folk, the sylphs, the sprites, the fairies, and a labyrinth of stories.

Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller whose dynamic style has captivated audiences across the UK and around the world. He has performed in many prominent venues and festivals including The Barbican and the National Theatre in London, The Times Literature Festival, and on tour internationally from India to the Arctic Circle.

Bridget Marsden (violin) & Leif Ottoson (accordion) form a duo whose interpretations of Nordic folk music take place in a filmic borderland of tunes and soundscapes where new compositions and traditional tunes meet. Leif challenges conventional ways of using the accordion and has distinguished himself on the Swedish folk scene as an instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Bridget studied folk music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and works as a freelance musician. Her band Stormsteg won Best Newcomer at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2012”

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