St Patrick’s Day SPECIAL
Friday 17th March- doors 7pm, start 7.30pm
Several years in the making, The Hero Light is a performance storytelling show that delves into the stories of The Ulster Cycle, one of the great cycles of Irish mythology. Following the life of the boy warrior Cú Chulainn from his magical birth to his dramatic death, The Hero Light explores an ancient world of rulers, battles and demi-gods, where wealth is measured in cattle and a child can be the fiercest warrior in the land.
Dominic Kelly masterfully weaves stories from more than a thousand of years of Irish mythology and presents them to the audience with his trademark wit and energy. Set against a backdrop of the wild Irish landscape, the story is huge in scale, with a cast of thousands, all conjured by a single storyteller on an almost bare stage.
The show is an epic immersive experience for the audience, over two halves of 60 minutes each. The audience are swept along in the energetic storytelling, the rhythmic drumming, the intoxicating drama of the story and the continually changing dynamics of the performance. Battles and bloodshed and epic feuds are interspersed with moments of laughter, romance and pure magic.
The show has toured across the UK and Sweden, as well as to Denmark and Brazil.
About Dominic Kelly
Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work.
Venues include The Barbican, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, York Theatre Royal, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The British Museum and festivals around the world from India to the Arctic Circle.
He has directed storytelling performance for Norway’s national folk arts centre, Rikscenen; and taught storytelling at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dominic has also helped thousands of young people find their voice as storytellers, and has trained hundreds of professionals in education and heritage using storytelling in their work. He is based in Lancaster, UK and Stockholm, Sweden.
“A master storyteller” BBC Radio
“Compelling” The Times (on ‘Trickster’)
“★★★★★ Magnificent… Gripping, satisfying… a rare event” The Cornishman
Devised and Performed by Dominic Kelly
Director: Michael Harvey
Lighting Design: Brent Lees
Musical Consultant: Mikael Öberg