Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work playing venues such as The Barbican, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, York Theatre Royal, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The British Museum and festivals around the world from India to the Arctic Circle.
Several years in the making, The Hero Light is a performance storytelling show that delves into the stories of The Ulster Cycle, one of the great cycles of Irish mythology. Dominic Kelly masterfully weaves stories from more than a thousand of years of Irish mythology and presents them to the audience with his trademark wit and energy. Set against a backdrop of the wild Irish landscape, the story is huge in scale, with a cast of thousands, all conjured by a single storyteller on an almost bare stage.
The show is an epic immersive experience for the audience, over two halves of 60 minutes each. The audience are swept along in the energetic storytelling, the rhythmic drumming, the intoxicating drama of the story and the continually changing dynamics of the performance. Battles and bloodshed and epic feuds are interspersed with moments of laughter, romance and pure magic.
Date of event:1st March 2017
Event details:SPOKEN WORD, THEATRE