The Crick Crack Club Presents Mr Sandmann – bringer of dreams and nightmares
Performance Storytelling by Ben Haggarty
Internationally renowned for his dynamic and challenging performances, Ben Haggarty slips behind the lights into the dark side of the fairground, where you risk getting more than you bargained for.
Via freak-show and moonshine bar, ready yourself for an intense and alarming journey through the ambivalent mythology of the Sandman. Flirting with Americana; drawing on urban legend, fairytale, myth and folklore, and paying oblique homage to Heinrich Von Kleist, ETA Hoffman, Hans Andersen and Nick Cave, Ben Haggarty surrenders his sanity to the magnetic pull of a ravenous moon.
‘incredibly powerful storytelling, even down to its ability to unsettle. Magical and inspiring stuff’ Audience comment
‘wholly perfect’ Audience comment
‘Terrific’ Audience comment
‘I don’t know what I was expecting, but I got more than I expected.’ Audience comment
BEN HAGGARTY: Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, today Ben is a world-class performance storyteller, whose work delights and subverts audiences across the English-speaking world. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and since 2001 has been the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and is Artistic Director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). His first graphic novel, ‘MeZolith’ was published by Random House in 2010. www.benhaggarty.com
‘... and what a story this one was – it unravelled itself mischievously in Haggarty’s quietly skilful telling.’ The New Statesman
‘Haggarty tells his stories with enormous relish and gusto.’ The Independent
I was spellbound... The TimesCrick Crack Club
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