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 and fabulous tale of a man who eats himself into the chair he is sitting upon in the Clod Ensemble’s The Red Chair. Book your ticket now – visit the Core’s website or telephone 01536 470 470.

Click on the links of each of our workshops, spoken word or main feature to find out more.


11am – 1pm    Truth into Fiction
A workshop on stories and transformation with Sheila Ghelani.
5pm – 6.30pm Tales for Today
Modern-day fairytale writer Polly Tuckett leads this workshop on how to write your own fairytales.
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.

places limited on all workshops – book by calling the box office on 01536 470 470


6.30pm Spoken Word Showcase
Join story-teller 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


7.45pm. 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” Argus Angel winner – Brighton Festival 2015

Tickets: £11 / £7 Run time 2hrs. Age 14+. Book now – through the Core’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!