Easdale Island Community Hall
Beulah

Beulah

Date of Event: Sat 22 Nov 2014
Event Type: Theatre
Time: live music 8.00pm Beulah 8.45pm (doors and bar 7.30)
Ticket Pricing: £10/£8 concs (accompanied under 16s free )
 
An old man is sailing an island in to the sunset.

A girl queen is peering through windows.

A young boy says there is a lion running out of the sky.

Beulah is a folk musical inspired by the writings and the thinkings of romantic poet, William Blake. Half in this world and half in the next, Beulah is a show wound from storytelling, puppetry and soaring live music.

The show will start with half an hour set of music performed by the cast, followed by a short break, then the play. The evening will close with a second music set lasting for 45 mins and finishing just before the last ferry at 11.00pm.

Beulah took the Edinburgh fringe by storm, with a sell out run, critical acclaim and award nominations. Since then it has toured nationally - from pubs, to railway arches, to village halls and west end theatres.

Described by Blake as a world 'of mild and pleasant rest', Beulah is where we go when we dream, a place where the bits of our world have slipped through. The show looks at the rules of our world - what we know, what we dream of and the fabric that our reality is made from. We are born of stories, memories, love songs and leap years.

Told by two performers, the show is made up storytelling, music and puppetry. Kings and Queen appear from crowns and cloths, an old man from a hat and a stick, a boy from a crumpled pair of pyjamas. Liam and Lyca, two lovers, are heard and never seen. A lion comes and goes. The whole show is scored on an impressive array of instruments, with the two performers swapping between guitars, harps, harmoniums, mandolins, bazoukis, kalimbas, cajons, whistles and glockenspiels, all wound with soaring harmonies.
 
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