Lyric Lounge Corby 2015

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 A Storytelling Special! This is the story of a Lyric Lounge with a dark fairytale at its heart. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we will begin…   Join us on Thursday 24th September, at the Core at Corby Cube for a day of writing and performance workshops, storytelling and Spoken Word, culminating in the gripping…

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Clod Ensemble: The Red Chair

Feature Performance

We’re rounding off our Storytelling Special with a real treat for story lovers.

Clod Ensemble
The Red Chair

Written and performed by Sarah Cameron
Directed by Suzy Willson | Music by Paul Clark
Produced in association with Fuel

“Fantasmagorical, exuberant, deliciously surreal… Cameron sculpted an irresistible, modern fairytale world… performed with breathtaking bravura” The Brighton Argus Angel winner – Brighton Festival 2015

Clod Ensemble brings you the fabulous tale of a man who eats himself into the chair he is sitting upon, the woman doomed to cook his meals and their one ‘inveesible child’.  Told in luscious Scottish dialect, Sarah Cameron’s virtuosic solo performance won a standing ovation and an Argus Angel award at Brighton Festival this year.   A delicious feast for the ears and the imagination, The Red Chair comes served with tasty nibbles, lashings of dark humour and a dram of whisky to oil the way.

“Never before have I seen a performer embody words like Sarah Cameron does… this rich story of indulgence, neglect and recompense is seasoned to perfection” Exeunt

“Every word was as toothsome as a toasted teacake” The Brighton Argus

Suitable for ages 14+ Tickets: £11 / £7 7.45pm. Book now – through the Core at Corby Cube’s website or telephone 01536 470 470.

Psst! -Your ticket to The Red Chair also admits you entry to the Spoken Word Showcase at 6.30pm, so arrive early for a feast of live literature!

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Truth into Fiction – Workshop

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Workshop 11am – 1pm    Truth into Fiction with Sheila Ghelani. A workshop on stories and transformation. Explore techniques and approaches to story-telling in a creative, relaxed environment with Sheila Ghelani. This workshop draws on the themes of autobiography and transformation in Clod Ensemble’s latest production The Red Chair, a macabre tale of a man who…

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Truth, Authenticity and Story in Performance Poetry

Joe Coghlan

Workshop 5pm – 6.30pm Truth, Authenticity and Story in Performance Poetry. Writer Joe Coghlan will lead this workshop looking at manipulating truth and fiction in performance poetry. Joe Coghlan is a writer and performer who blends the rhythms and rhyme schemes of rap with the breathing space of great story telling. Personal experience is central…

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Spoken Word Showcase

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6.30pm Spoken Word Showcase A feast for the ears! Join storyteller Jo Blake Cave, writer Joe Coghlan, members of Corby’s performance poetry collective The Stand and the Lounge’s newly commissioned story-seekers as they share work inspired by the dark corners of the fairytale world. Open mic slots available – book in advance with Lyric…

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Tales for Today – Workshop


Workshop 5pm – 6.30pm Tales for Today Modern-day fairytale writer Polly Tuckett leads this workshop on how to write your own fairytales. Most people first encounter fairytales in childhood when these simple yet mystifying yarns cast the most bewitching of spells, but this workshop will show you how writers and readers of all ages can…

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