JUST PASTING PRESS RELEASE FOR MY LATEST STORYTELLING SHOW, WHICH PREMIERES AT CHILWELL ARTS THEATRE, NOTTINGHAM ON 31st. JANUARY 2015.
THE STRANGE TALE OF THE GLASGOW GOLEM
A Storytelling Show by MARTY ROSS (BBC Radio drama; Doctor Who audio;
Chilwell Arts Theatre, Saturday 3st. January 2015, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 / £6
Before Frankenstein, there was... The Golem! A medieval Jewish legend
comes to life again in late 1970s Glasgow in the latest storytelling
show by Chilwell Arts Centre's very own Marty Ross.
For a couple of years now, storyteller and playwright Marty Ross has
been entertaining Chilwell audiences with his very modern take on the
very ancient art of live storytelling, presenting shows based around
classic ghost stories, the tales of Thomas Hardy and, most
spectacularly, his epic Gothic melodrama The Blackwater Bride. For his
latest show, he transports an ancient Mittel-European legend to his
own home town of Glasgow, creating a modern fairy tale mingling
thrills and humour, fantasy and gritty reality, the magical and the
When lonely, bullied 13 year old Joe helps an old man push a
mysterious box up the stairs of the tower block in which both are
living, little does he realise he is being given access to a strange,
magical power - in the form of the mighty stone man The Golem who once
saved the Jewish ghetto in Prague from its oppressors. Perhaps The
Golem can rescue Joe from his tormentors - or will this almost human
creature with a good heart but a very short temper prove more trouble
than he's worth?
One way or another, audiences are guaranteed a unique theatrical
experience, for Marty Ross is not the sort of storyteller who sits in
a comfy chair and reads from a storybook - rather, he forms a sort of
one man theatre company, vividly enacting a whole cast of
larger-than-life characters, employing movement and gesture as much as
powerfully evocative words, plus music, a specially designed set and,
in the case of this show, video projections to conjure a whole
dramatic world for his audience.
"Insanely good storytelling... a master craftsman" - Broadway Baby;
"A compelling narrator and onstage presence... immensely entertaining" -