• Performances

    The Magician’s Apprentice

    “The magnificent, magical Sally Pomme Clayton wowed us all at Exeter Customs House – storytelling and sheer wonder.” Literature Works With a top hat from a junk shop and mail-order wand, pioneering storyteller and writer Sally Pomme Clayton explores the secret world of the magician. In this bewitching performance she mixes fact with fiction, fragments of myth with antique jokes, dazzling fairytales with snippets of science, forgotten folklore with mysterious images on tarot cards. With a song on her mandolin and a spotted handkerchief she casts a shimmer of stories, shifting from humour to horror, romance to rumour searching for real magic. “Sally Pomme Clayton was truly spellbinding with her…

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    Events

    WATCH: Sally Pomme Clayton and Sophie Herxheimer talk about The Mighty Goddess at Watkins Bookshop The Bog King’s Daughter – created for The Hans Christian Andersen Story Centre, New York.The Little Mermaid – created for the Hans Christian Andersen Story Centre, New York Storytelling Synchronicity – storytellers Katy Cawkwell, Pomme Clayton, Hugh Lupton, Emily Hennessy, Rebecca Smart share stories about strange events that have happened as they have told stories. Hosted by Katy Cawkwell with Literature Works. Watch the film and add your own story. READ: LISTEN: EVENTS:The Magician’s ApprenticeWed 20 Mar 2024 7:30 PM – 10:00 PMOur Lady of the Assumption Church Hall, NG9 1AE With a top hat…

  • Performances

    Love in the shadows

    Dust off  your heart, dance with the devil.Kiss in the dark, a romantic revel.Under the stars, abandon your woes.Venus in furs, love in the shadows! Love in the Shadows is sheer, magical delight and shadowy enchantment, a combination of  stories and shadows. Dark and gothic fairytales for grown-ups accompanied by Pomme’s little shadow puppet theatre. Stories of devil lovers, lonely lasses, passionate Goddesses, lusty lads are peppered with delicate images from a teeny, tiny shadow theatre. These are stories of having and not having, of longing and loosing, of making mistakes, and living to tell the tale. A night for all hot hearts – get lost in the dark, meet your…

  • Performances

    Eros and Psyche

    Socrates questioned itEros made sure of itAphrodite excelled at itPsyche thought about it all the time…   This rich, stunningly composed, mesmerizing performance for adults brings together two classical texts, the mythical romance of Eros and Psyche, and Plato’s Symposium. These texts are over 2000 years old but still capture the contemporary imagination with insight, humour, passion and questions of existence. Eros and Psyche has been performed at The Barbican Centre; Athens Storytelling festival; The British Museum; Northern Stage; York Theatre Royal; Pelion Storytelling Festival; Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival. Socrates and his friends are having a drinking party, debating the purpose of love, but in the Other World, a…