StoryNight at Torriano 2020

 

THURSDAY 12TH MARCH

THE DRAGON’S PEARL AND OTHER STORIES

told by Jamie Crawford

What did the three Buddhas do with the boy who had no luck? How a did a giant born from an egg

help us talk about the weather? Why is an old Selkie tale the one we need to hear right now?

Come and hearthe creat ions myths, shapeshifter stories and wonder tales that are still surprising

Jamie Crawford three decades after he was first put on the spot by those deathless words:

Tell us a story!

“In this new show I will be sharing my continuing wonder at the way familiar stories yield new secrets.

And asking 'What there is for us yet to learn in the listening?.”

Doors 7.30 / Stories start 8pm

£10/8 on the door includes mock/cocktail

99 Torriano Ave NW5 2RX Nearest tube Kentish Town + 7 min walk

 

Wed 8th April

HERO LIGHT

told by Dominic Kelly

Ulster     +      Connaught

In these places live two best friends: Ireland’s most fearless and feared young warriors.

But Ulster and Connaught don’t like each other; they don’t like each other other at all.

And 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.

The Hero Light brings an ancient epic to crackling contemporary life.

 

Dominic Kelly creates storytelling performances that draw you deep into the world of your own imagination.

He adapts traditional stories for modern audiences, bringing to vivid life their drama, their humour and

what they have to say about our lives in the 21st Century.

Doors 7.30 / Stories start 8pm

£10/8 on the door includes mock/cocktail

99 Torriano Ave NW5 2RX Nearest tube Kentish Town + 7 min walk

 

THURSDAY 14th May

Jordan Campbell

StoryNight welcomes new storytelling voices...

Jordan Campbell’s lively and engaging style has
captivated audiences across the country and as far as
the Caribbean. He enjoys nothing more than sharing a
good story and has designed and delivered numerous
projects empowering others to do the same.

Jordan tells stories from all over the world and has recently
been working on lesser known epics.

 Doors 7.30 / Stories start 8pm

£10/8 on the door includes mock/cocktail

99 Torriano Ave NW5 2RX Nearest tube Kentish Town + 7 min walk

 

 WED 10th June

STOOPID

TOLD BY Alys Torrance and Chloe 

 

Doors 7.30 / Stories start 8pm

£10/8 on the door includes mock/cocktail

99 Torriano Ave NW5 2RX Nearest tube Kentish Town + 7 min walk

 

WED 8th JULY

Cat Wetheril

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When

Second Wednesday of each month (Closed August for alternative fun!) 

Doors open 7.30pm; stories start 8.00pm. £7 on the door

Where (contact details)

99 Torriano Avenue
London NW5 2RX

Nearest tube: Kentish Town

torriano map

London’s liveliest storytelling club-night for adults, run by Nell Phoenix.

Professional storytellers headline the evenings at our intimate, candle-lit space. They spellbind us with stories that have been told and re-told for ever - epics, myths, legends, folk and fairytales.

These tellers transport with their tales, they connect in the moment with the space, the story and the audience, creating an intimate and unique experience. At StoryNight, storytelling is a traditional yet wholly contemporary performance art.

StoryNight is at the grassroots of the London storytelling scene. We have a fun and friendly crowd and the best listening ears in the capital!
At StoryNight we encourage well-honed 10-minute tales from the floor. Speak to Nell on arrival.

And it’s only £7 on the door including wine and nibbles. For details about the next StoryNight, see our Diary page.

Take a punt on any of the (other) storytellers Phoenix finds for her Story Night. This really is storytelling for grown-ups at its absolute best - one of London's best-kept secrets.

Viewfromthegods, 2015

Stories live in your blood and bones... and light candles on the darkest nights.

Patti Davis

People are hungry for stories. It is part of our very being.

Studs Terkel