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Mythical storytelling and music night coming to Preston city centre

Posted on - 13th May, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, What's On in Preston
Oliver Lavery performs Trickster Makes The World in Preston, part of Lancashire Fringe Festival in 2021 Pic: Garry Cook
Oliver Lavery performs Trickster Makes The World in Preston, part of Lancashire Fringe Festival in 2021 Pic: Garry Cook

A night of mythical storytelling and song by acclaimed performer Oliver Lavery comes to Preston’s Stanley Arms on Tuesday 16 May.

Accompanied by folk singer-songwriter Tamsin Quin, Celtic Tides: Tricksters, Tales and Legends From Across These Islands offers a performance laced with passion.

Lavery’s show, which is touring the North West, explores traditional folklore in an explosive and comedic medley of tales. 

Accomplished actor Lavery said: “You can expect Welsh witches, Cornish tricksters, Irish pirates, shapeshifting seal women and journeys across the sea into the Otherworld.

“The Trickster is common to many mythologies, always ruining everything for everyone with his silly pranks, but somehow managing to make the world a better place almost by accident.

‚ÄúFrom Crow, Coyote and Wolverine from Native American folklore, to the Norse god Loki, to the Greek Hermes, to the African Spider god Anansi – the world is full of tricksters. They‚Äôre reflections of us: wise and foolish.‚ÄĚ

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The show was a hugely successful Work in Progress when it came to Lancashire Fringe festival in Preston a year ago.

Lavery’s gripping one-man performance delighted a sold-out audience. His return to Preston with a fully-developed show is already close to selling out.

The Stanley Arms has gained a cult status in Preston for hosting unique performances including poets Jess Green and Kevin P Gilday, plus theatre shows Skank, How To Be A Better Human, Ship of Fools, Women Who W*nk, Essex Girl, comedian Tom Mayhew and the Lancashire Briefs monologue series.

Tickets for Celtic Tides are available now from Skiddle.

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