Like its counter-clockwise namesake, Widdershins
has a taste that's totally backwards," says Emily Armstrong of Left Hand.
Telling Tales (above) stages modern dance at the Spark Children's Festival while (below) The Elves and the Shoemaker comes to life courtesy of the Theatre of Widdershins
This well known and well loved tale, made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins
in their own inimitable style using a beautifully crafted set and puppets.
For instance, Elves and the Shoemaker by Theatre of Widdershins
proved a hit at the Festival with its story of down-at-heel cobbler Elvis Schumaker set against the backdrop of a beautifully-cafted set, puppet cast, music and a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes.
, Whirlin', skirlin' widdershins
De'il tak' the hindmost, Wha'er she be.
remarkably and deftly splices traditional fairy myths with Native American history.
In addition to McBain's Final Curtain--a country house murder tale featuring scary men in trenchcoats--the line-up included Joseph Goodrich's death-in-Paris stumper Panic; Don Nigro's Widdershins
, set in Edwardian Wales; and David Foley's If/Then, which boasts a twisty blackmailer plot.
When you read 'Boy in a Jute-Sack Hood', you'll notice a reference to "the Queen of Sheba leading her soft camels widdershins
round the kirk-yaird".
Tickets: adults pounds 7, children pounds 5Saturday, October 8, 11am and 1pm: Theatre Of Widdershins
- Rumpelstiltskin Using puppets, props and storytelling, this magical new show tells the tale made famous by the Brothers Grimm.
He who hesitates is lost," according to Captain Widdershins
despite giving a letter-perfect spelling of widdershins
(meaning ``counterclockwise'') in the oral competition.
Walking the ins and outs of bays and capes, recalling sailors' talk, one would arrive at the first-order generalization self-contained, aware of moving either clockwise or counterclockwise, or rather (this antedates clocks) deasil or widdershins
, directions more immediate for island dwellers than compass points or (compasses too) the apparently single-minded career of the Sun, whose chariot plunges across while I go round and round; and discover, despite the senses' endless record of detail, the shore as a closed curve.