The latest production from Devil’s Violin, Stolen, which recently premiered at London’s Greenwich Theatre is currently touring the UK and is set to play several dates of the tour in South Wales during November, 2017.
The South Wales based ensemble are set to take their audiences on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land to encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.
The Devil’s Violin were formed in 2006 by master storyteller Daniel Morden (this year’s recipient of the Hay Festival Medal for contributions to storytelling), composer / cellist Sarah Moody (credits with Kneehigh and Travelling Light), and co-composer / violinist Oliver Wilson-Dickson (of the music groups, ALAW and Mabon).
Stolen is written by Daniel and is a haunting tale is interwoven with the hypnotic string accompaniment by Sarah and Oliver.
“The Devil’s Violin perform traditional stories: we aren’t in the business of making social realism. But we don’t make escapism either,” says Daniel, “The classic quest template seemed appropriate. Something is lost, or broken or stolen, so someone must venture out of their comfort zone in an attempt to restore harmony. The central character is a homebody not a hero. He isn’t in search of glory. He just wants his life back. But to achieve this he must undergo trials and confront his own inner demons.”
The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. By weaving traditional stories into an epic narrative, the Devil’s Violin are set to return their audience to that essence. Stolen is a tale of lost loves, bravery, and above all else, hope.
The autumn 2017 Wales dates for The Devil’s Violin Stolen are:
- Nov 10 Borough Theatre, Abergavenny (tickets via http://www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk)
- Nov 15 Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea (tickets via http://www.npttheatres.co.uk/pontardawe)
- Nov 22 & 23 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (tickets via http://www.chapter.org)
- Nov 25 Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead (tickets via http://www.ucheldre.org)