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Fairytales for Grown Ups: The Game of Candles

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  • 17 Feb 2022 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 75 minutes

  • The Woodshed
  • Performances
  • Adults
  • £12 Per Person

The Crick Crack Club presents storytellers, Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson, as they pay tribute to a Japanese folk custom. In Edo period Japan, a night time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Ravenous flying heads; demon masks that possess the wearer; faceless ghosts; goblin-rats, women made of snow; seductive statues; warrior monks; abandoned farmhouses; haunted bridges; mountaintops; and lonely roads...

In Edo period Japan, a night time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Join superlative storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson as they pay tribute to this unnerving folk custom.

For ages 14+.

Please note there is no interval during the performance.

Live-streamed online tickets are also available for this event. Please click here to book a streaming ticket via our ticketing partner TicketCo.

  • 17 Feb 2022 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 75 minutes

  • The Woodshed
  • Performances
  • Adults
  • £12 Per Person

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