Crick Crack Club: Her...

Crick Crack Club: Her...

  • By Xanthe Gresham
  • Mon 10 Nov, 8pm
  • £9 (£7)

‘Geometric chaos.’
Independent

‘A truly great storyteller.’
British Theatre Review

Performance Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham

What happens when goddesses do on-line dating…

The ancient poets went into the dark for a spark of the deity known as Her. Half closing their eyes, so as to be in two worlds at once, they would make a boat from the flash of a teardrop and speed out to Tir Nan Og, the Land of the Ever Young. As they chanted Her’s song, she would enter, hang her mantle on the last sunbeam and sit down by the fire.

Centuries later, a man, desperately googling for a Paradise Bride, accidentally summons Her again. But once she has crashed out of Tir Nan Og in an on-line up-chuck, Her is stuck, and subject to all the addictions of life on the Other Side.

In an attempt to get back home, Her comes face to face with the White Snake, the buried power of these Isles, in a place she least expects – the heart of the city…

Her… was commissioned by Glastonbury Festival 2014, will make you look twice at every running tap, every struck match and every leaf that blows across your path.

Running time: 60 mins
Ages 14+

Xanthe Gresham is a storyteller with a distinctive, physical, performance style, who delights in the absurd and preposterous, and who has taken the contemporary storytelling movement by storm with her series of Goddess shows which push at the boundaries between theatre, physical theatre and performance storytelling. Xanthe started life as a teacher in Kentish town, until storyteller Ben Haggarty was invited into the school to perform… and she was smitten by an artform.

Alongside performances in theatres and art centres, Xanthe has worked extensively for The British Museum, for Holland Park and The Chelsea Physic Garden. Xanthe lectures on Storytelling Drama at the University of East London. She has performed in Festivals, schools and libraries in the UK, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Holland, Switzerland and New Zealand. www.xanthegresham.co.uk

‘Geometric chaos.’
Independent

‘A truly great storyteller.’
British Theatre Review

‘She speaks like a woman spitting jewels.’
Arts Council England