The Big Blind

The ever popular combination of performance storytelling and live music with Dominic, Bridget and Leif return to Settle with their latest production, join us for a night of stunning storytelling and music….

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a rather higher chance of death. He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over… 

Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson combine storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance. They bring to life an ancient full-bloodied fairy tale for modern audiences, weaving versions from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music. Through it they explore the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions. 

Reviews of Dominic, Bridget & Leif’s work: 

“… Combining magical, haunting and melodic Nordic inspired music, played effortlessly by the superbly talented Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson, we were taken on an expertly crafted storytelling journey by Dominic Kelly” 

“Outstanding” Songlines Magazine 

“A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins… a magical night. Dominic Kelly… is a consistently engaging and energetic narrator... He brings the stories to life and deftly navigates the way through a multi-layered narrative.. Violin and accordion duo Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson beautifully fuse enchanting Nordic music with Kelly’s prose” A Younger Theatre

Please note the time of this performance has changed from 2pm (originally advertised) to 3pm

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 - 3:00pm
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