Fall of The House & The Saragossa Manuscript

…with Giles Abbott and Michael Dacre

Saturday 27th July, 7pm @ Twin Tipis, Willow Walk, Wimborne

Thrilling, chilling and thoroughly entertaining storytelling for adults (and children 14+) with storytellers Giles Abbott and Michael Dacre.

Giles Abbott (© Ruth Leach)

Fall of the House – with Giles Abbott

Giles Abbott started Storytelling in 1999 in response to sudden, severe but not total sight loss in 1998. Since then he has established himself as one of the UK’s leading tellers, performing to adults and children throughout the UK, in Europe, Africa and India. 

For Sting In The Tale his “commanding stage presence” “rich speaking voice” & “poetic language” will be bringing us “The Fall Of The House”. It is the 19th Century, an abandoned stately home, and a young man come to do a deal with Death. Can love knock on a gravestone like it’s a door, and claim back one who shouldn’t have been lost?

The Haunted Inn & Other Weird Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript by Count Jan Potocki – with Michael Dacre

A tale told in French by a Polish count about a Belgian guards officer in southern Spain in 1739.

Our hero meets beautiful and very young Moorish princesses, hanged men that cuddle him, an enigmatic hermit, a deformed demoniac, the Spanish Inquisition, bandits, a Jewish cabalist, a gypsy chief who tells an impossible ‘nest’ of tales within tales within tales, a powerful Sheikh and an international Muslim conspiracy.

Suitable for adults and children age 14+.

Tickets £7.50

Drinks available to purchase at the event.

Tickets are available from Gulliver’s Bookshop, High Street, Wimborne or online (booking fee applies)