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Crick Crack Club presents:


Fairytales For Grown-Ups

Doors open: 7.30pm | Event starts: 8pm | Running time: 90 minutes (+ interval) | Suitable for: adults 14+

Thu 17 October // 20:00

Tickets: £12

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An angel inhabits a human body...
A man is mistakenly given the heart of a dog...
A woman who can cure or kill with a touch...

Our bodies are usually wonderful, often ridiculous, and occasionally horrific. In these funny and macabre stories Daniel Morden explores this bag of bones we inhabit, in all its absurd, bizarre, visceral splendour.

Not for the squeamish!

No stranger to Crick Crack Club audiences, Daniel is one of the UK's most popular storytellers. He has the timing of a comedian and the insight of a poet.

'Prepared to be amazed, transported and moved by this masterful exemplar of the genre.' 
Venue Magazine

'A master weaver of tales.'
Bristol Post

'A spellbinding reminder of just how powerful the ancient storytelling art form can be.'
Crack Magazine


CONTENT WARNING: this performance contains macabre humour and descriptions of viscera, mutilation, death and bodily functions, contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.


'One of the UK's finest storytellers.'
BBC Radio 3

Welsh storyteller and author Daniel Morden has been a professional teller of traditional tales since 1989. He has travelled all over the world, from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Caribbean, sharing and collecting stories. He has appeared at the National Theatre, Hay Festival, The National Storytelling Festival Of America, WOMAD, many theatres, arts centres, festivals, and thousands of schools. In 2017 he was awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his services to storytelling. He has written several award-winning anthologies of traditional stories, including Dark Tales From The Woods. He also coaches storytellers and teaches an annual beginners weekend at Ty Newydd Writer's Centre.

'An exceptional storyteller. His performances are full of suspense and drama.'
Royal National Theatre



'Mesmerising. The Crick Crack Club weaves a web of enchantment.'
Time Out London

Founded in 1987 by world-class performance storyteller and sector pioneer, Ben Haggarty, today Crick Crack Club is the UK's busiest and boldest performance storytelling programmer and promoter. It creates exuberant, intelligent, wild, weird and wonderful events in London, Bristol, Dorset, and across the UK, that draw people from all walks of life into a shared experience and the stunning content of international fairytale, folktale, myth and epic. Featuring outstanding performance storytellers and the very best new talent, its annual public programme of shows and residencies can be found in theatres, at festivals, in castles, caves, village halls, rose gardens and derelict warehouses.

'A treasure house of humour, romance and myth.'
City Limits


Every month, Crick Crack Club brings its wild haven of fairytale, myth and epic to the awesome red velvet surroundings of Bristol's finest independent cinema, theatre and place of happenings, The CUBE Microplex; THE place in Bristol for unusual events, performance art, spoken word and live storytelling for grown-ups.