PERFORMANCES

Below are some of Clare's upcoming shows...

INISFÁIL – Ancient Irish Myth

October 16, 2022

The British Museum

When the ancient Irish gods stepped onto the soil of Ireland, they burned their boats so they could never leave…  

Storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy invites us into a beautiful yet bloodstained landscape where gods in golden halls drink from the cow of plenty, kings are healed by children, fathers vie with sons and lusty monsters spit in the face of the prophets. This contemporary performance of the Irish myths of invasion is tautly laced with wit and verve.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Crick Crack Cluba UK-based storytelling programmer and promoter, working with spoken word storytellers, developing audiences, supporting artists and collaborating with venues and festivals across the UK.

Content warning: this performance contains scenes of murder, attempted infanticide and sexual references.

The Nine Muses of Queen's Crescent - live stream

September 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm

LIVE STREAM

Propelled by inkling, inspiration and memory, nine sisters wander the back streets of a metropolis in search of a goddess – their missing mother.

Wading down rivers of stories, appealing to their sat navs, and invoking ancient myth, they struggle to bring back their Titan mother.

Musing on history, comedy, tragedy and poetry, storyteller Clare Murphy mashes up Greek myth, Egyptian epic, folklore, neuroscience and technology to explore the place where our mind slips, and memory and forgetfulness merge.

‘A SHEER DELIGHT’ Everything Theatre

The Nine Muses of Queen's Crescent

August 26, 2022

East Anglian Storytelling Festival

Propelled by inkling, inspiration and memory, nine sisters wander the back streets of a metropolis in search of a goddess – their missing mother.

Wading down rivers of stories, appealing to their sat navs, and invoking ancient myth, they struggle to bring back their Titan mother.

Musing on history, comedy, tragedy and poetry, storyteller Clare Murphy mashes up Greek myth, Egyptian epic, folklore, neuroscience and technology to explore the place where our mind slips, and memory and forgetfulness merge.

‘A SHEER DELIGHT’ Everything Theatre

other Available Shows

In addition to her shows Clare also performs mash-up shows under many themes from love to death to bawdy tales to community. Her repertoire of over 150 stories means that she aims to have a story for any occasion and any audience. If you have a special request, get in touch.

Inisfail: Island of Destiny

When the ancient Irish gods stepped onto the soil of Ireland, they burned their boats so they could never leave…

Step into a beautiful yet bloodstained landscape where gods in golden halls drink from the cow of plenty, Kings are healed by children, fathers vie with sons, one-eyed giants make their bid for power, and lusty monsters spit in the face of the prophets.

This contemporary performance of the Irish myths of invasion is tautly laced with wit and verve. Join Claire Murphy for an evening of giant warriors, jealous kings and limb loss.

Upcoming dates

We don’t have any dates for this show at the moment! If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

UniVerse

A mathematician finds a gift from a god.

Blacksmiths beat out the music of the spheres.

And why are there turtles everywhere?

Where does myth meet science? Is it only in the middle of the night when we half wake and half sleep? In this timeless place of wonder and insight, time stretches and a fissure opens that builds a dream bridge between many worlds…

Upcoming dates

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Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

The King of Lies

A beautiful country is at the mercy of a lie-obsessed king as he pits his wits against a fool in a self-made lying competition. Sound familiar?

Blending reportage and folklore to tell a story that underlines the power of fakery, this performance is a dynamic adaptation of Damascus Nights, by exiled Syrian writer Rafik Schami.

Upcoming dates

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Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

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On the Heels of the Hound

A dark and ferocious journey, where monsters leap with blinding frenzy, one-eyed monsters hunt the shores, and shape-shifters blur the line between this world and the otherworld.

Learn how fairies came from the fallen gods, how broken promises can change the fate of a nation, and how great battles shaped the very earth itself.

On the Heels of the Hound is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

Upcoming dates

We don’t have any dates for this show at the moment! If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

Clare Murphy & Kevin Kling

Clare and Kevin regularly collaborate to create bespoke shows including Re-Imagining the Next World for Beyond the Border 2020. Please get in touch if you’d like to book a Clare & Kevin show