Tim Ralphs shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs in a show shaped by razor wit, diabolical horror, absurd confessions and humour fit for the unholy ghost. Rebranding Beelzebub takes Tim’s innovative re-imaginings of traditional tales to another level as he exhumes the bones of old Devil stories and stitches them a new skin. This grand collection spans supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons. Darkly humorous with disturbing turns and a distinct whiff of sulphur.
“Words that are applied glibly to other performers – such as brave, experimental and innovative – apply truly to Tim Ralphs. An imagination and talent such as Ralph's spotlights storytelling as a thoroughly modern performance art form.” Nell Phoenix, Story Nights Torriano
Tim Ralphs gained much acclaim at “The Young Storyteller of the Year” competition in 2007, and was a British Award for Storytelling Excellence winner in 2012. He has performed everywhere from a majestic Teutonic castle at Alden Biesen in Belgium, to the muddy Shropshire fields of The Festival at the Edge, to the sophisticated theatres of Soho and The Barbican. His audiences find him equally captivating whether they are partaking of some cake in a cafe, sitting spellbound around a fire in the woods, or dancing furiously while he lays down his words over a frenzy of experimental rock.
Suitable for ages 12+
Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets £6/4 in advance or £7/5 on the door.
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Rook Lane Chapel