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Sat 23rd Feb at 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The King And The Corpse
@ RichMix, London
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The King And The Corpse: The Crick Crack Club, Tuup, Sheema Mukherjee
A king is obliged to carry the corpse of a hanged man on his back – but the corpse is not dead, it is possessed by a storytelling vampire, whose enigmatic puzzles threaten to burst the King’s head into a thousand pieces…
With customary charismatic style, The Unorthodox, Unprecedented, Preacher – TUUP - takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso, Sheema Mukherjee, to tell transglobalised versions of these stunning, 2,000 year old tales. As much an encounter as a performance, this formidable collaboration by two core members the wild world music collective Transglobal Underground, brings an 11th Century Indian fairytale to the contemporary stage.
Enter a place of metaphor, magic and ritual...
Image © Sheema Mukherjee
The Crick Crack Club is England's premier promoter and programmer of performance storytelling. The club programmes regular sell out performances at the Soho Theatre and at Rich Mix in London; programmes a biennial festival of Fairytales for Grown-ups at The Bargehouse on London's South Bank; programmes annual seasons with numerous regional arts centres and theatres; tours work nationally; offers training, and mentors emerging artists.
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Bookings: 0207 613 7498
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