Less than a week now till my latest storytelling show at regular venue No.28 in the Market Place, Belper in Derbyshire. This is THE STORM BRIDE: A Fairy Tale For A Fragile Planet, being performed Saturday 25th February at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked at www.brownpapertickets.com
This show takes strong elements of Scottish fairy and folk tale, yet situates them in a very contemporary context of an environment being fracked, polluted and generally exploited to within an inch of its life. Energy magnate Nathan Gonrad has discovered a whole new source of cheap energy deep in the bedrock under a Scottish highland valley, but bringing it to the surface causes an environmental disaster. Meanwhile, an old sweetheart of his daughter finds himself invited to the daughter's wedding to a very mysterious groom, all of which has a mysterious connection to the disaster - and an attempt to placate supernatural forces within the ravaged valley.
So - plenty of drama, mystery, surreal imagery, creepy stuff and hell-for-leather action. Should be quite a show and anyone within reasonably easy reach of Belper who enjoys dramatic theatrical storytelling, or is concerned with the story's environmental theme, ought to make their way to Belper Market Place for 7.30pm on Satirday 25th of February.