The Folk Contraption at the Priceless London Wonderground

The Folk Contraption: A beautifully ramshackle night filled with storytellers, folk-musicians and city lore at the Priceless London Wonderground on 26 May 2012.

Join Rogues’ Gallery for storytelling, folk music and mythological mayhem. Part play, part gig and part magical-mystery tour, The Folk Contraption has something for everyone. In the heart of London’s South Bank, the Folk Contraption offers up some new myths for an ancient city, exposing the magic underneath the mundane, a machine of performers that ‘takes forgotten stories and turns them into sound’. After runaway sell-out success at the Heritage Arts Company’s VAULT Festival, join us for a brand new show in an incredible Spiegeltent setting; the perfect Saturday outing with a difference.

“We wish they were doing a longer run so that the whole of London could see…this gem of a show. You won’t regret it.” – Itchy City, The Folk Contraption at the Heritage Arts Company’s VAULT Festival.

The Folk Contraption was launched at the Heritage Arts Company’s VAULT Festival in London to sell-out audiences, heralding the start of collaboration between some of the most exciting emerging playwrights and folk artists to create an evening of vignettes teeming with the city’s stories. Taking its cue from the UK’s ever-burgeoning folk revival, the Folk Contraption goes to the heart of its unique location or setting to bring artists and audiences together in song and tale.

“This innovative and distinctive theatre company grab, chew and spew big ideas with imagination, passion and – that rare thing these days – warmth. Go see. Leave invigorated.” – Hugh Bonneville on The Boy I Love Is Up in the Gallery

Featuring Sam Lee ; Gwendolen Chatfield ; Rachel Rose Reid ; Ella Hickson ; Aruhan Galieva ; Willie Singerman ; Joseph Strouzer ; Andrew Hanratty ; Eva Tausig ; Anna Wheatley and more.
Directed by Oliver Rose, Artistic Director of Rogues’ Gallery.
Musical Director Tristan Parkes.

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