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Theatre: Brave Folk

Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside LA5 0DF

Farnham Maltings present: Brave Folk

A winter’s saga of love and courage

Arnside Educational Institute welcomes audiences to an evening of story and song from the lands of the far, far north. Brave Folk is a mystical Nordic tale fizzing with humour and suspense about love and courage and knowing when to act.

Welcome to the marshlands. A place where you can tell a person by the sound of their squelch. Yorgjin Oxo is a carefree young man and an unlikely hero who has been taught the sounds of storms and how to sing into the rain, until one day the next village disappears and everything changes.

Performed by a company of 5 actors, Brave Folk tells of a place quite unlike our own, and of soggy nights, brave mice, larger than life characters, and the joys of being alive. The show is written by Thomas Crowe and directed by Gavin Stride who says “We want this to feel less like a play and more like an event. Like you have spent the evening in the company of friends”.

Surrey based, Farnham Maltings are favourites on the rural touring networks and have previously partnered with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme to bring Cumbrian audiences It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘The Iranian Feast’ , ‘The Polish Play’ and many other great shows. The company has a well-earned reputation as creators of engaging theatre especially created for non-theatre spaces and village halls.

“I’ve never been part of an audience that felt so tangibly and comfortably engaged with a performance” Thursley, Surrey

NB: this show is 90 minutes long – no interval

Tickets: Adult £8, Child £4

Age suitability: Anyone over the age of 10!

Bookings: 01524 762254 or online at (please note – there is a booking fee for online bookings)