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Wolves Within


Monday 10.10.22

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19:30 - 21:00


Lyth Arts Centre

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A Storytelling and Music Show by Svend Erik-Engh and Neil Sutcliffe.

The wolf is an animal that has been feared, persecuted, and hunted across Europe for centuries. And yet in our modern society, we live side by side with its descendant, the domesticated dog. The history of our relationship with this animal goes back thousands of years, and it appears in folklore and mythology around the world. In this storytelling and music show, Svend-Erik Engh and Neil Sutcliffe share three wolf stories: an original 20th-century Viking story, a Scottish traveller folktale, and a Russian fairy-tale.

Through these we explore the various roles that wolves have played in folklore and the human psyche over the years and across different cultures. Tales of transformation, greed, fear, family, and fortune that may reveal more about our own nature than the animals themselves. Folksongs and original music are woven through the words to bring the characters, landscapes and magic to life. The show begins and ends with a simple question, but one that may have many answers: “What is the law of the Wolves?”


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