Stories On A Sunday 2018
Jan 14 “A Little Warm Death”
The dead month of January, cold, bleak, dark. We’ve got just the thing for you- a warm little death. From Nigeria, a young man falls for a woman who keeps disappearing. Amidst the dreaming spires of Oxford a beautiful student falls for a stunning older woman. A collector, she says, but of what? Scary, sexy, shocking - aren’t you tempted to A Little Warm Death?
Feb 11th - My Bawdy Valentine - Tales To Make Saint Valentine Blush -
Chaucer, Boccaccio, other mucky so & so’s, make their entrance in an evening of filthy, saucy, raucous bawdery in the finest ooh er missis tradition of it all if you know what I mean?! Ooh stop it. Red-hot irons on smooth white buttocks, horny wives & husbands with horns, ooh, go on, I dare you! You know you want it….
March 11th - Mother
It’s Mothering Sunday. Easter is coming. When better for stories of the Mother of Mothers and original Easter Bunny, Ishtar aka Inana. 5000 years ago we worshipped her in Mesopotamia, in Babylon, as goddess of desire, of love. How much would you like to meet her? Trust us, she’s one cool mother….
April 8th - What Fools These Mortals Be…
Feeling foolish? Wish to sail on the Ship Of Fools? Giles Abbott will be your blind captain. All aboard as we set sail for a joyful evening of folly and silliness with fools from Britain, Norway, Turkey and Egypt. Book now - you’d be fools not to.
May 13th Mermaids
Spring tides are high - can you hear the mermaids singing? Under the LTS’s real fake mermaid, we offer stories of Mermaids claiming back their melancholy, their beauty, their power. Featuring love, loss, longing & the everlasting kisses of the sea we take the sugar out of Mermaid tales & put the salt back in, in tales in which the Mermaids get their real tails back. Back by popular demand.
June 10th is in abeyance as Mr Abbott is most likely performing in a Norman castle looming over the sea cliffs of Wales.
July 8th The Luck Of The Irish
….is to be one of the great storytelling nations of the world. Join us for an evening of ancient Irish myth, stories of the Otherworld & the actual tale which inspired Irishman Bram Stoker to create his immortal Dracula.
Aug 12 Cock Tales
Due to popular demand, against our better judgement, we’ve given in and agreed to once more unzip “Cock Tales”, our popular evening of cocktails matched with stories of cock, cockerels, poultry, poulterers & hen-keeping. Honest. Well hung for over 28 days, our stories are game. Are you?
Sept 9 The Last Hero - Odysseus
Forced to go to war, keener to use wits than weapons, how did this reluctant warrior become the last of the Heroes? Drawn from Homer’s “Odyssey”, arguably the first ever European novel, we follow wily Odysseus as he faces dishonour, disaster, Death itself. Meeting by surprise his mother’s ghost he even comes face to face with one of our exhibits! Book now for these spell-binding & achingly humane stories.
Oct 14 Real Old Horrors
Horror comes in many forms. For some it’s a creaking door & the smell of blood. Or it’s dark, & you know you’re not alone. For others it’s the pressing presence of evil. We promise you all this and more in a evening of skin-crawlingly gruesome, spine-tinglingly scary horror stories.
Nov 11 Sparks Fly - The Love Of Sigurd & Brunhild
In Bonfire season come hear tales first told around fires in Iceland & throughout the Viking world before they went on to inspire English writers as diverse as William Blake, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien & Roger Lancelyn Green as well as composer Richard Wagner & the entire genre of fantasy fiction. The epic Ring Cycle spirals from innocence to crime to greed, murder, mutation and holds at its heart one of the greatest mythic love stories ever. WARNING - here bee dragons.
Dec 9th Bah, Humbug!
Our annual jollity-free zone, our ever popular celebration of the other side of Christmas. Genuine traditional Christmas stories & songs of murder & blood-letting. C’mon, don’t say you’ve never been tempted?