Baritone Roderick Williams is accompanied by Storyhouse’s Ensemble Deva for this wonderfully atmospheric new setting of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poetic masterpiece The Rime of the Ancient Mariner composed by Chester native Howard Skempton. Williams will also perform Skempton’s work Man and Bat, premiered earlier this year, which is a setting DH Lawrence’s darkly comic poem of the same name. Howard and Roderick will then take part in a discussion about the works to round off an unmissable evening of literature, storytelling and music.


Approx 90 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.