Date: Friday, Oct 4 - Friday, Nov 1
Venue: John Wesley’s Chapel / The New Room
Insane Root

“It can’t come into the light and the light can’t come into it, it can’t come out of the darkness neither… it’s quite happy sat here between the two…”

Locked in a tower. Forced to spin a roomful of straw into gold. By morning. Or have her head removed from her body… Milly’s only hope of salvation lies in the strange creature speaking riddles and lurking in the shadows of her cell… but what price will it demand in return, and will it be more than she can pay?

Bristol’s site-specific maestros Insane Root present a spine-tingling take on this ancient folk tale of greed, imagination and the terrible choices we have to make. Told by candle-light, the immersive performance is inspired by, and staged in, the atmospheric New Room in the heart of Broadmead.

It features a brand new script by award-winning writer Matt Grinter (Orca) and an original score by Ellie Showering.

Read our interview with Matt and director Hannah Drake here, and our review of the show here.

Oct 4-Nov 1, John Wesley’s Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, BS1 3JE, Tue-Sat 6.45pm & 8.30pm (no perf Oct 24), BSL interpreted performances Oct 17. 65 mins, ages 12+. Tickets from £12.

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By steve wright, Wednesday, Sep 11 2019

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