A Nordic tale of love, courage and suspense

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A winter’s saga of love and courage will be on stage in Amble, thanks to the Highlights Rural Touring scheme.

Brave Folk is a mystical Nordic tale, fizzing with humour and suspense.

And Amble Parish Hall will host the evening of story and song from the lands of the far, far North at 7.30pm, on Saturday, March 3.

Welcome to the marshlands – a place where you can tell a person by the sound of their squelch. Yorgjin Oxo is a carefree young man and an unlikely hero, who has been taught the sounds of storms and how to sing into the rain, until one day the next village disappears and everything changes.

Performed by a company of five actors, Brave Folk tells of a place quite unlike our own, and of soggy nights, brave mice, larger than life characters, and the joys of being alive.

The show is written by Thomas Crowe and directed by Gavin Stride, who said: “We want this to feel less like a play and more like an event, like you have spent the evening in the company of friends.”

Surrey-based, Farnham Maltings are favourites on the rural touring network and have previously partnered with Highlights to bring Northumberland audiences It’s A Wonderful Life, The Iranian Feast and many other great shows. For tickets, contact 01665 710289 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk