TWO voices, four feet and eight strings will help bring a tale to life when the latest storytelling event is held at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.
The theatre is again collaborating with The Crick Crack Club to bring the story Under Her Skin to the Underground stage.
Told by storyteller Debs Newbold, with the help of musician Laurel Swift, Under Her Skin is said to be uplifting, defiantly modern and belly-shakingly funny. It is a contemporary telling of a very old British folk tale.
It is the story of three lost souls, one smoggy city and a boatful of delicious raw fish. Combining dynamic performance storytelling with the effusive energy of traditional dance and music on clogs, double bass, fiddle and voice, the show plays with the conventions of storytelling.
A spokeswoman for the theatre said: “Debs Newbold is a teller of folktales, original stories and Shakespearean epics alike, whose unique voice has seen her captivate Sidmouth, sell out at Hay and lead 200 grown adults into mischief at the Royal Festival Hall.
“Laurel Swift is a musician, dancer and composer. She plays fiddle with irresistible ceilidh-dance groovers The Gloworms, and double bass with the Gadarene, who blend obscure 18th century tunes with modern beats.
“For Under Her Skin, Debs and Laurel have teamed up with highly-regarded theatre director John Wright, with the support of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.”
The story will be told on Thursday, August 29 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £9.50 and can be booked by calling the theatre’s box office on 01604 624811 or visiting the website, www.royalandderngate.co.uk. The event is recommended for those aged 18 and above.