Blodeuwedd Untold

Part of the Literature Festival Running from
Last event: Friday 22 November 2019 at 8.30pm
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Sitting as close as we do to the Welsh border, we couldn’t celebrate our 30th anniversary Literature Festival without a nod to the great tales of Welsh mythology.  Join us for a night of traditional storytelling with a contemporary twist as we open The Mabinogion and celebrate the story of Blodeuwedd (the inspiration for Alan Garner’s The Owl Service). 

Unearth the unwritten Blodeuwedd (blod-ae-wuth), the Frankenstein of flowers. Captured in the pages of a medieval book, the ancient myth of Blodeuwedd describes a woman made out of flowers who was turned into an owl as punishment for adultery. But who was this woman before being confined to the page?

Jo Blake, international contemporary storyteller, irradiates this figure of Celtic myth through word, movement and ritual. The myth is unravelled in this radical reclamation of the untold; intertwined with personal experience and striking observations of the role of myth in our un-mythic modern lives.

★★★★
“An intimate and rich experience. Blodeuwedd Untold has the potential to transport you to another world.” – Theatre Weekly

★★★★
“Blake is a phenomenal storyteller.” – A Younger Theatre

★★★★
“A tour de force of beauty and Welsh Mythology” – The Wee Review

★★★★
“Mesmerising” – Broadway World UK

Supported by Pleasance Futures as part of the Regional Theatre Partnership Programme with Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

 

Supported by Pleasance Futures as part of the Regional Theatre Partnership Programme with Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

Reviews

An intimate and rich experience, Blodeuwedd Untold has the potential to transport you to another world
Blake is a phenomenal storyteller
A tour de force of beauty and Welsh Mythology
mesmerising
Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022
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