Dominic Kelly weaves a story at Ropery Hall

Performance storyteller Dominic Kelly will be weaving his magical story-telling when he appears at Ropery Hall on Wednesday, March 1.

Dominic Kelly has an international reputation for dynamic, powerful, and entertaining work and has played 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.

“Dominic will be performing The Hero Light which has been several years in the making, and delves into the stories of The Ulster Cycle, one of the great cycles of Irish mythology,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“He 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.”

“This show is an epic immersive experience for the audience, over two halves of 60 minutes each.  The audience are guaranteed to be swept along in the energetic storytelling, the rhythmic drumming, and 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,” Liz continued.

Dominic has directed storytelling programmes for festivals including Litfest, Larmer Tree Festival, and Solfest and is a member of ground-breaking performance storytelling company Pandvani108, peer development group Talking Skull Collective, and Fabula Storytelling in Stockholm.

He has also helped thousands of young people find their voice as storytellers, and has trained hundreds of professionals in education and heritage on using storytelling in their work.  He is based in Lancaster, UK and Stockholm, Sweden.

Dominic will be on stage at 7.30pm and tickets to see him cost £7 in advance or £9 on the door and can be bought online at, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery on by calling 01652 660380.

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