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Who we are and why we tell stories?
So, we all met three years ago in Liverpool and have been working independently on stories be this via creating theatre, improvising or storytelling. We finally managed to work together during the lock down period of 2021, developing and working on stories for performance. We enjoyed this experience and so I suggested that we put on a gig. Hence, in late October we put together The Bunker (Halloween edition) our first live storytelling gig held in the Egyptian room in the bowels of the Masonic Hall on Hope Street in Liverpool.
The shows went well, and we received three very positive reviews all of which were four stars or above. We had planned to run another gig but for obvious reasons this has not been possible. This Story Pot was conceived an online storytelling night open to tellers from across the UK. Details of which are here Story Pot - Wing it - Impro & stories (wingimpro.com) this is a free event, but we are asking folk that they ‘Tip the teller’. We are trying this out, build it and hopefully they will come!!
The work we create is all original, that doesn’t mean that we don’t respect the stories of the past, but we all want to create and tell the stories of the future. Much of our work is rooted in child / folk lore, mythology or is biographical. We are all fans of the macabre and the darker side of life, but that doesn’t mean we don’t use humour. We will be posting up new work on the third, the thirteenth and twenty third of each month, why? Because three is the magic number, the ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, postulated that the meaning behind numbers was deeply significant. In their eyes the number 3 was considered as the perfect number, the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding. It was also the number of time – past, present, future; birth, life, death;– it was the number of the divine.
So, we are three tellers, telling three stories. We are at the beginning, developing the middle, and let’s see where it ends.
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Mark Smith is a storyteller and theatre maker. he loves a yarn and making things up.