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.