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Nick Hennessey: The Ruined House of Skin

Thursday 5th March - Thursday 5th March

Image: Nick Hennessey

Key facts




£10, £8


Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305.

On the day of the event, tickets will only be available at The Story Museum. Our office number is 01865 790050 – but please be aware that the office is not regularly manned at weekends.

About the event

In the cold winter the King of Ireland lies dying. Frost bites deep in the field as breath rattles his narrow chest. If an ending is a beginning, then who can claim the Crown and make good the promise of Spring? Through story and song we follow the son of the King of Ireland on a journey through rich and lyrical Irish mythology, along a winding path leading to the shared heart of people and land.

Not suitable for children under 10 years old, owing to sophistication of language and plot.

Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, singer, songwriter and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues such as the South Bank Centre and Royal Albert Hall. He is particularly inspired by North European cultural traditions and has been awarded high honours in Finland for his work on their National Epic, Kalevala. He is a sought after artistic collaborator, working with top of the field musicians and storytellers. He has broadcast documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and his musical work has featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.


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