Beyond thrice nine lands and under the eaves of our Hedgespoken travelling theatre housetruck the frost has been jewelling the cobwebs stitched there, and all along these cold hedgerows the gorse and holly and quiet hazels have also been royally crowned by the jewels of winter.
I woke up early with the birds
to hand up sturdy planks of words
to my speech-slave, my tongue, to build
echoing halls of praise, light-filled….
Egil is the greatest of the Viking poets, and his adventures and poetry are recorded in one of the greatest Icelandic sagas. Peter Oswald performs his version written in English rhyming verse – read all about it on the Hedgespoken blog and come and see it at Dartington on Friday 16th December!
THE FISHER-KNIGHT’S TALE – read all about this marvellous family show from Wild Toy Theatre, part of our Winter Showcase at Dartington next week…
Jack and the Devil’s Purse – extraordinary puppet-storytelling from Angel Heart Theatre on the Hedgespoken stage at Dartington on 14th December.
On December 13th and 15th – in just over a week’s time – we’ll be performing this beautiful and powerful tale as part of the Hedgespoken Winter Showcase at Dartington. Find out more about it, and why I love it so much…
And so, after months on the road, we finally arrived at the Buckinghamshire signwriters we were heading for back in May! Having cycled through a variety of perspectives on our situation, the best I’ve found is that these last two months have been our chance to road-test the truck and get acquainted with its particular and precise ways.
Life is rich. Not simple, no, not by a long shot. But it is rich.
We left you a few weeks ago waiting for word from the lorry garage that our 1966 Bedford RL was ready for collection, having been fitted with two new front brake cylinders, a freshly-welded exhaust manifold and a bevvy of adjustments, fine and crude, to the engine running…
News from the road. We take a scheduled trip to the garage and end up scouring the country for brake cylinders. Our weekend at Hay Tor, and Rima’s new piece – AT THE WHEELWRIGHT’S
Hedgespoken takes to the road…
In amongst all the excitement of getting the truck out of the barn and on the road, Tom’s running a storytelling workshop in Exeter on 23rd April…… Read more “Hedgespeaker – a storytelling workshop in Exeter, April 23rd”