French-Norwegian master storyteller Abbi Patrix brings to London his acclaimed show ‘Companion‘ featuring Trolls, tricks and a young man’s quest for love, in the wild winter forests of mythical Scandinavia.
Using a unique blend of theatre, movement and traditional narrative, developed over decades, Patrix unveils snow-cloaked woods teeming with Trolls. Huge, powerful and too stupid to see reason, Trolls are feared by all, except one small boy with a fearless heart and a few powers of his own. Further into the woods, a young man’s quest for true love is aided by a mysterious mentor: a friend, a collector, or – possibly – a killer?
Based on a well-known Norwegian wonder tale, The Companion is a story of love, peril, and an unexpected friendship. With no more than a drum, a bare stage, and his own famously magnetic theatrical presence, Patrix will weave intricate paths through the North of legend, turning a simple fairytale into an epic journey of mystery, illusion and adventure.
Abbi Patrix has been exploring the art of storytelling for the past thirty years with his Compagnie du Cercle which he created in 1980.
Working both as a solo performer and as a collaborator with other artists, Patrix’s work starts at the cross-roads where theatre, music and movement meet, on a permanent quest for new ways to enrich the form of storytelling.
THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS
by Abbi Patrix
Mon 2nd February 2015 8pm
PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING AT THE SOHO THEATRE, LONDON
DATE: Monday 2nd February 2015
VENUE: Soho Upstairs, Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE.
AUDIENCE: Adult (14+)
TICKET PRICE: £10 / £8 concessions
SOHO BOX OFFICE: 0207 478 0100 or www.sohotheatre.com