Friday, November 19, 2010
All Saints' Parish Hall,
235 Rubidge Ave. Peterborough
Public Energy presents
by Ben Haggarty
and Sianed Jones
North American premiere
Enter a world of feverish collective dreaming, as performance storyteller, Ben Haggarty, and musician and singer, Sianed Jones, present an intense ‘Steam Punk’ interpretation of Mary Shelley’s modern myth. Through music and voice, two masters of improvisation use our fascination with the grotesque to explore the nature of the consciousness of a man made by man and the responsibility of the creator towards the created. Truly a story for our times, Frankenstein speaks in lurid and bold terms of power unleashed, the loneliness of separation and our fear of the unknown.
Ben Haggarty is a performer of international renown, a narrative consultant, a trainer and director of storytellers, a promoter and organizer of storytelling events and an advocate for storytelling on the stage, in education, and in the community. Since the early 1980s Ben has been a proactive advocate of the art of professional performance storytelling and has played a key and influential role in the revival of the art form in the UK. A master of improvisation, Ben is internationally respected for his playful and lively performances, and for his knowledge of stories and diverse narrative traditions. He has a working repertoire of over 250 folk tales, wonder tales, epics and myths, which he tells to all kinds of audiences, in all kinds of venues ranging from caves to concert halls.
‘Haggarty’s telling is an adroit mix of the imposingly epic and the reassuringly rhythmic,
tempered by a twinkle that admits to the story’s heightened nature without mocking it...’
Ben Haggarty's appearance in Peterborough is made possible with the valuable assistance of 2 Women Productions.