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The Crick Crack Club presents
Crick Crack Club: Frankenstein
Friday 20 October
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
He's naked. He's angry. And he's on the run... Storyteller Ben Haggarty, and musician Sianed Jones embark on an intense monster's-lib interpretation of Mary Shelley's modern myth.
Truly a story for our time, Frankenstein speaks of power unleashed; the responsibility of the creator towards the created, and our fear of the unknown.
Expect wild song, steam punk & fast-paced epic storytelling in the hands of two master performers. Enter a world of feverish dreaming...
What to Expect
Drawing on the original story, Hollywood’s cinematic retellings, Greek and Jewish legends, and pop culture, this powerful and startling contemporary performance combines improvised spoken word, vocals, bass and electric violin, to lure audiences into the imagined world of Dr Frankenstein and the monster he created.
Internationally renowned for his playful, challenging and dynamic performances, Ben Haggarty tells his stories with infectious charm and deceptive ease. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Sianed Jones, has been variously described as having a voice like that of a 'wailing Welsh banshee', a 'soft seducer', and a 'passionate revolutionary'.
THE CRICK CRACK CLUB is the UK's premiere performance storytelling programmer and promoter, working with the finest performance storytellers, developing audiences, supporting artists and collaborating with venues across the UK and Europe.
BEN HAGGARTY: Ben is one of the world's leading and most popular contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, 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 graphic novel series ‘MeZolith' is published by Archaia.
SIANED JONES: A formidable composer, performer and collaborator, Sianed has shared stages with the likes of Max Eastley, Clive Bell, Eric Truffaz, Jan Bang, Arve Henrikson, Andy Sheppard, Barbara Thomson, Philip Jeck, and Will Menter to name but a few. After an upbringing drenched in the choral and poetic traditions of Wales Sianed has toured the world. Haunting and spontaneous, once heard, she is hard to forget…
What people are saying
'This is real storytelling' The Guardian Hay Festival
'Bloody brilliant' TIMEOUT
'The art of storytelling is in the safest hands' Remote Goat
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 14+
Please note: Latecomers permitted at any time
This event is wheelchair accessible.