A favourite tale of horror
This powerful cautionary tale from England is known in different forms and in different countries – see the gypsy variant in English Folktales (Neil Philip, 1992) and “Old Foster” in The Second Viarago Book of Fairytales (Angela Carter, 1992). I love the dramatic effect of telling it in performance.
This recording was made in Jan. 2015 in Bangalore, India.
The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.
Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.
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The videos are © Richard Martin.
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