Crick Crack Club Performance Storytelling
Thu 25 January // 19:30 (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door
by Emily Hennessey, with music by Sheema Mukherjee
From demure housewife to bloodthirsty goddess, gurgling infant to elephant man, meditating sage to cosmic fire-eater, Hindu mythology illuminates a mind-blowing world of radical transformations. Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of them all. Demon-slayer, life-saver, supreme-mother, destruction-dancer, this goddess is truly awesome.
Storyteller, Emily Hennessey, and sitar player extraordinaire, Sheema Mukherjee, take the wheel on a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous, saffron-scented marketplace in-between.
When an evil power spreads across the world, Kali’s time has come…
'exhilarating, evocative, vital.... a wonderful piece of theatre' **** THEATRE BUBBLE
'tangible magic' EXUENT
EMILY HENNESSEY has lived with yak-herders in Tibet, studied Kathakali dance in Kerala, and trained with Indian epic singer, Ritu Verma. She came to storytelling while studying Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Kent, has studied with Vayu Naidu, and trained with Ben Haggarty. Emily has performed at theatres and art centres across the UK and toured with the British Council . She is a founder member of the Pandvani108 ensemble.
SHEEMA MUKHERJEE absorbed North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side. She is a phenomenal composer; a regular in Transglobal Underground playing sitar and electric bass; a key member in The Imagined Village project; a formidable collaborator with internationally renowned artists from many genres.