Sunday, 19 February 2017

THE STORM BRIDE: A Fairy Tale For A Fragile Planet at No.28, Belper

Less than a week now till my latest storytelling show at regular venue No.28 in the Market Place, Belper in Derbyshire. This is THE STORM BRIDE: A Fairy Tale For A Fragile Planet, being performed Saturday 25th February at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked at

This show takes strong elements of Scottish fairy and folk tale, yet situates them in a very contemporary context of an environment being fracked, polluted and generally exploited to within an inch of its life. Energy magnate Nathan Gonrad has discovered a whole new source of cheap energy deep in the bedrock under a Scottish highland valley, but bringing it to the surface causes an environmental disaster. Meanwhile, an old sweetheart of his daughter finds himself invited to the daughter's wedding to a very mysterious groom, all of which has a mysterious connection to the disaster - and an attempt to placate supernatural forces within the ravaged valley.

So - plenty of drama, mystery, surreal imagery, creepy stuff and hell-for-leather action. Should be quite a show and anyone within reasonably easy reach of Belper who enjoys dramatic theatrical storytelling, or is concerned with the story's environmental theme, ought to make their way to Belper Market Place for 7.30pm on Satirday 25th of February.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

THE STORM BRIDE: A Fairy Tale For A Fragile Planet - No.28, Belper, February 25th

HI, just announcing my first storytelling show of the New Year, which is THE STORM BRIDE: A Fairy Tale For A Fragile Planet, which I'll be presenting at my regular venue of the No.28 community centre in Belper at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th of February. No.28 is in Belper Market Square, Derbyshire DE56 1FZ and tickets can be booked here, at Brown Paper Tickets...

Here's a bit more detail....

Storyteller & playwright Marty Ross returns to his regular venue at No.28 in Belper with a dramatic tale touching on the most important and dramatic relationship of our times: our relationship with the planet we live on.

As in previous shows, the Scottish dramatist draws on traditions of Celtic myth and legend, but in a very contemporary fashion. One of the world's richest men has discovered a new source of cheap energy in the Scottish highlands and has fracked his way right down to it, but only to unleash an environmental catastrophe. And more ancient supernatural forces in the valley demand payment in kind for the damage he has done, in a disturbingly modern version of ancient tales of fairy abduction.

A fairy tale, a serious drama and a statement about the world we live in, this is a "Winter's Tale" with much to offer for all who enjoy theatrical storytelling at its most vivid... truly a fairy tale for the Trump era.