Mr Rook's Presents: The Hero Light by Dominic Kelly
Ulster — Connaught
In these places live two best friends: Ireland’s most fearless and most feared young warriors. But Ulster and Connaught don’t like each other at all: huge forces are working to bring the two friends’ worlds crashing against each other…
The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle — the ‘Irish Iliad’. Centered on legendary hero Cú Chulainn, the Hound, it weaves together stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today.
Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. In The Hero Light he brings an ancient epic to fizzing contemporary life.
Dominic’s dynamic, compelling storytelling style has captivated theatre and festival audiences in fifteen countries on three continents. UK venues include the Barbican, National Theatre and British Museum. He directs storytelling & music performances for Norway’s national folk arts stage, and teaches storytelling at the Royal College of Music in Sweden.
“★★★★★ With great style, confidence and courage, using the vernacular of today, creating changing characters and creatures… not to mention atmospheres and mood swings… he blended stories from the Ulster Cycle into a gripping, satisfying whole.” The Cornishman, 25 March 2015
Created and Performed by Dominic Kelly
Directed by Michael Harvey
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Start 7.30pm, Doors 7pm
Tickets £7.50 in advance from Billetto , £9 on the door (cash only)
Please note that the bar at Rook Lane can now take card sales.
Mr Rook's Speak Easy is a performance storytelling night based at Rook Lane Chapel in the heart of Frome, Somerset.