Are there any theatre and performance lovers out there who would like to join me for a unique show? Its at Dramatikkens hus next to Oslo Mekansike Verksted in Grønland. Details below and more info (plus ticket reservation) on the website here: http://fortellerfestivalen.no/
BRINGER OF DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES
PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING BY BEN HAGGARTY
Via freak-show and moonshine bar, this intense and alarming storytelling performance journeys through the ambivalent mythology of the Sandman, an iconic figure who continues to resonate within literature, film, music and popular culture. Internationally renowned for his bold and dynamic performances, Ben Haggarty presents an exploration of the imagination. Toying with the tension between first and third person narrative, it is Ben himself who becomes our protagonist for the night – who with his transatlantic flight unexpectedly diverted, finds himself in a Southern-State carnival, right in the buckle of the Bible belt. A reluctant customer of an aging freak-show he moves from exhibit to exhibit, each with an increasingly unsettling narrative, until finally the boundary between reality and myth dissolves into a bizarre waking dream where the Sandman himself is puppet-master. With content that flirts with Americana, draws on urban legend, fairytale, myth and folklore, and pays oblique homage to Heinrich Von Kleist, ETA Hoffman, Hans Andersen and Nick Cave, this piece of contemporary storytelling is intelligent and absorbing, sometimes comedic and often disturbing. Mr Sandman has shown at The Soho Theatre, London’s Barbican Centre, Chapter Arts Centre, and Cheltenham Literature Festival, as well as at numerous storytelling clubs and festivals.