23:00, Wed 16th – Sat 19th November 2011 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 6
From the twisted branches of the forest emerge some equally twisted storytellers. Taking charge of their cauldron of fairytales, they will conjure an unforgettable brew of gothic folklore and children’s nightmare. First there are the rogues: the black-hearted stepmother, the decaying beggar, and the charming old woman who will burn to death in her oven. There is a fantastical menagerie, teeming with flesh-mongering doves, the golden goose, and an amiable donkey, whose very bowel movements betoken good fortune. Then there are mysteries to be solved. Why are the locals sticking to each other and prancing through the hills? What use is a house fortified with gingerbread? And why does the golden slipper overflow with blood...?
Mingling the imagination of the Brothers Grimm with the dark humour of Carol Ann Duffy, this is one journey into the woods you certainly won’t forget