Baba Yaga & The Virgin

The Crick Crack Club Present

Baba Yaga & The Virgin

  • Mon 31 Mar, 8pm
  • £9 (£7)

Performance Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham

Has your pilot light puttered? Your credit crunched? Never fear, help is here to re-ignite the spark.

On a road trip through Mexico (via haunted hotel rooms, day of the dead celebrations, visions and peculiar folklore) two deities dangle like dice from the rear view mirror…

One is Baba Yaga – once a goddess of fire and fertility, now just a witch in Russian fairytale. With iron teeth and cannibalistic tendencies, she scuttles through the forest in a hut balanced on a pair of hairy chicken legs.

The other is The Virgin of Guadalupe – Latin America’s iconic mother, who launches Mexican waves of tea towels, plastic bracelets and prayer cards across the country. Famous and beloved she holds us all in the folds of her mantle.

Unlikely travelling companions perhaps, but not when in the hands of aerial artiste of the spoken word – Xanthe Gresham. Only they can guide the way to the 360 degree hilltop epiphany, where you, me and the moment collide.

‘A truly great storyteller.’ British Theatre Review
‘She speaks like a woman spitting jewels.’ Arts Council England

*For ages 14+