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Crick Crack Club Performance Storytelling

The Cinema of The Imagination: Fairytales For Grown-ups

The Remarkable Tale Of Robert Desnos by Clare Murphy & Daniel Morden

Thu 14 December 2017 // 19:30 (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: £8 adv / £10 on the door

The legendary Crick Crack Club brings its wild haven of fairytale, myth and epic to the Cube. Here the finest performance storytellers create a bold cinema of the imagination for thinkers, dreamers and seekers.

by Clare Murphy & Daniel Morden

Surrealist, Poet, Prisoner, Storyteller...

A concentration camp seems an unlikely backdrop for a wild night of fairytales for grown-ups, but when the poet, journalist & bouffon, Robert Desnos, is captured by the Nazis for spying for the French Resistance, his response is to organise clandestine storytelling gatherings.

As the horror of the camps grows, so does the dark enchantment, surreal comedy and transformative power of the stories, until the only question that remains is, what power does a clown in a concentration camp really have.

Funny, tragic, moving, and true The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos is an extraordinary exploration of countless other worlds and the power of the imagination to shape and affect reality.

DANIEL MORDEN is one of Europe's most popular storytellers. He has been telling tales for a living since 1989. He is best known for his duo performances of Greek myth with Hugh Lupton, and his dynamic fusion of spoken word and music with The Devil's Violin.

To experience Daniel Morden in full flight is an amazing thing. IAN MACMILLAN

CLARE MUIREANN MURPHY can’t help but make friends with her audiences…it’s just the way she is. Born in Dublin, Clare has lived in Spain, America and Galway, and currently resides in Bristol. A physical and witty performer, she has performed in festivals and theatres across the world.

Murphy’s charm and wit sparkled around the room, illuminating the darkest corners of her tales. OXFORD CULTURE REVIEW

A sheer delight! For those thirsty for a different type of show this is a must see’ EVERYTHING THEATRE

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