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Crick Crack Club presents

The Game of Candles

Ghost tales from Japan - Performance storytelling by Tim Ralphs & Sarah Liisa Wilkinson

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Thu 10 February // 20:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person

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The legendary Crick Crack Club brings its wild haven of fairytale, myth and epic to the Cube. Enter a cinema of the imagination for thinkers, dreamers and seekers.

Ravenous flying heads; demon masks that possess the wearer; faceless ghosts; goblin-rats, women made of snow; seductive statues; warrior monks; abandoned farmhouses; haunted bridges; mountaintops and lonely roads...

In Edo period Japan, a night-time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Join superlative storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson as they pay tribute to this unnerving folk custom.

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Suitable: adults (14+)
Running time: 75mins (no interval)
Doors: 7.30pm starts: 8pm
Covid things: this is a reduced capacity event, but you choose where to sit.