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The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos with Daniel Morden
February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
The Crick Crack Club presents
The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos
In a nutshell
Funny, surreal, moving and true. This wild night of fairytales for grown-ups is an extraordinary exploration of fate, destiny, power, and an horrific reality.
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.
In association with Adverse Camber
What to Expect
Expect Crick Crack Club performance storytelling by two masters of the art – Clare Murieann Murphy & Daniel Morden.
THE CRICK CRACK CLUB is the UK’s premiere performance storytelling programmer and promoter, working with the finest performance storytellers, developing audiences, supporting artists and collaborating with venues across the UK and Europe.
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.
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.
What people are saying
‘For those thirsty for a different type of show this is a must see’ Everything Theatre
‘To experience Daniel Morden in full flight is an amazing thing.’ Ian Macmillan
‘Murphy’s charm and wit illuminated the darkest corners of her tales.’ Oxford Culture Review