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Thursday 10th February 2022

THE GAME OF CANDLES - ghost tales from Japan

— The Cube
A wild haven of grown-up fairytale, epic and myth...
price: Headfirst Tickets


The legendary Crick Crack Club brings its wild haven of fairytale, myth and epic to the Cube. Enter a cinema of the imagination for thinkers, dreamers and seekers.

THE GAME OF CANDLES - ghost tales from Japan
Performance storytelling by TIM RALPHS & SARAH LIISA WILKINSON

Ravenous flying heads; demon masks that possess the wearer; faceless ghosts; goblin-rats, women made of snow; seductive statues; warrior monks; abandoned farmhouses; haunted bridges; mountaintops and lonely roads...

In Edo period Japan, a night-time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Join superlative storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson as they pay tribute to this unnerving folk custom.

'Elegant, funny, & often irreverent...' FRINGE GURU

SUITABLE: adults (14+)
RUNNING TIME: 75mins (no interval)
DOORS: 7.30pm STARTS: 8pm
COVID THINGS: This is a reduce capacity event, but you choose where to sit.

Event photos for THE GAME OF CANDLES - ghost tales from Japan:

THE GAME OF CANDLES - ghost tales from Japan at The Cube
THE GAME OF CANDLES - ghost tales from Japan in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

The Golden Balls - Day of the Dead storytelling by Sarah Liisa Wilkinson
Crick Crack Club 2016
Storyteller Tim Ralphs at the GESCHICHTENOASE Zurich

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