Tales From an Enchanted Forest
This article is from 2008.
Bright lights, big sets and fancy costumes are all very well, but sometimes it’s nice to let your imagination do some of the work. The three storytellers taking part in Tales From An Enchanted Forest are allowing you to do just that. Each day, one of them will impart a selection of stories from home and abroad, all centred around a forest. They’ll build an atmospheric picture – but how it looks inside your head is up to you.
‘I think the magic of storytelling is that it touches something in all of us,’ says storyteller Ron Fairweather. ‘We’ve all had hopes and fears and dreams and fantasies.’ Fairweather and fellow storytellers, Anne Errington and Allison Galbraith all have their own individual style, and an array of stories at their disposal, so no two shows will ever be the same.
And, as Fairweather says: ‘If people can lose themselves in our stories, then we’ve done our job.’
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, 3–24 Aug (not 4, 11, 18, 21), 1pm, £6 (£4).