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Saturday
19
MAY

Jack and the Devil's purse

19:30
21:30
Tansley Village Hall
Event organized by Tansley Village Hall

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JACK AND THE DEVIL'S PURSE

A cock-eyed, mischievous tale about the value of money and the choices we make.

Jack lives alone with his poor old ma. Like most young lads his age he's just a little "too bad for heaven, but too good for hell." But mainly, he's just bored! Surely there must be more to life than this? Enter the Devil...

Join 'Old Nick' himself as he narrates how Jack got the better of him, in this darkly comic yarn, full of unforgettable characters and temptations behind every smiling face.

This is an adult-themed show, suitable for all children 11 years and above.

To watch a promotional video of Jack and the Devil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTeVJYiXa8

Performed by James Richardson and Dave Oliver. Live fiddle played by Lizzie Bennet

Puppets and costumes by James Richardson and Lisa Green

Directed by Sophie Sterckx and James Richardson

From an original story told by Duncan Williamson

JACK AND THE DEVIL'S PURSE COMMENTS:

Brilliant performance. Wonderful live music. There were moments that were absolutely electrifying.

- Daniel at Skipton Puppet Festival, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

One of the most original pieces of theatre I've seen. Even though I know the tale I was so wrapped up in the performance it was like I was hearing it for the first time.

- Peter at Plymouth Barbican, Plymouth, Devon.

Not seen anything like it. The blend of story-telling and performance was wonderful. So much energy and humour in it.

- Lydia at Stainsby Folk Festival, Stainsby, Derbyshire.

THE TALE BEHIND THE TALE:

My great-grandmother was Ellen Cahill, an Irish Traveller. When she married she lived around Mitchum Common, Surrey, with a Romany man by the name of Henry Richardson.

My father told me how my great-grandfather used to impress the young 'uns by taking a pint glass full of gold sovereigns and pouring them over the kitchen table, letting the kids scramble to gather them up.

Whilst wondering where all that 'gypsy gold' went (neither my dad or I have seen head-nor-tail of it since) I was drawn to this old tale about wealth and trickery and of course, the Devil.

FOR TICKETS PLEASE CALL LISA GREEN ON 07534475899, all tickets are £10, suitable for ages 11 upwards. We look forward to seeing you!