REEL & UNRAVEL
Songs about stories, stories about songs, old tales told to sounds of new music, storytellers answering the challenge that singers slam down, a 30 voices singing shanties as we hear moving tales of freedom and slavery, and stories unpicked from their tunes and told afresh, alongside a special guest band in December.
And because we always like a cliff hanger, we’re bringing back our 5 minute marvels. Each month a fresh teller picks up the thread of our latest episodic adventure. Starting with a dinner invitation and ending in a narrow escape from the noose, a tale of a fish supper that goes horribly wrong…
From the intimate to epic, from comedy to joyous celebration, each night promises to be unique. Join us for one or two, or book the whole season.
Each night is a different delight!
Thurs 14 Sept – The Albany Theatre, Deptford
SWEETNESS AND BITE
Rachel Rose Reid and Sarah Liisa Wilkinson with musician Tim Karp. Dark old fairytales spun through with evocative improvised music. Follow where the notes lead. Find out more.
Thurs 19 Oct – Culture Space, Canada Water Library
Phil Okwedy and the Shanty Choir tell of suffering on the slave ship that leads to the triumph of a final return home.
Thurs 9th Nov – The Albany Theatre, Deptford
Storyteller Joe Fraser and singer songwriter Chloe Bezer throw chapter and verse at one another
Saudade – Portuguese wall-to-wall sex and revenge from John Edgar
Thurs 7th Dec – Culture Space, Canada Water Library
ALL WILL BE REVEALED
Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance tell tales hidden in old forgotten songs alongside their special musical guests… Come for the stories, stay for the fun on the last night of Reel & Unravel.
£8 (+ concs) in advance or on the door
Box Office: 02086924446
Canada Water Culture Space 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7AR
The Albany Theatre Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG