Dandelion Girl
Rosamund Clare

performance storytelling


sex references

50 mins

Baptist Hall

Thu at 18:45

Sat at 17:30

Sun at 15:15

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Dandelion Girl
Rosamund Clare

Dandelion Girl is a wild ride of a story! Featuring a wicked stepmother, a wager and a headless body in a cave in Wales, it is part romance, part action-adventure and part fairytale.

North Devon-based performance storyteller, Rosamund Clare, took inspiration from Shakespeare’s late play Cymbeline, and from one of his most unforgettable heroines. The play may be named for her father, but Imogen is the undisputed star of the show. Warm, loyal, loving and strong. And just a little bit wild. The story lends itself to the intimacy and immediacy of storytelling performance, particularly with its echoes of fairytales, but it is not one for the children.

Rosamund said: ‘Working with the play and reforming it as an oral tradition piece allows new elements to rise to the surface. Things that didn’t seem important take on new relevance. And that’s really exciting - watching this tale shift and change and speak directly to us.’

As an actor and director, Rosamund is no stranger to the bard and has an MA in ‘Staging Shakespeare’ from the University of Exeter. As a storyteller, she has performed at schools, libraries, festivals, theatres and pubs, and is one half of the Suited Storytellers.