Category: Storytelling -  Theatre Odyssey: The UK's Community Classical Arts Organisation
 
We have just finished a tour of primary schools around Fife where we have been telling the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
The stories have been told by the combination of The Storyteller and the Music Man, John Taylor and Brian Craib, and it has been a LOT of fun. John told the tale with musical accompaniment from Brian Craib. You can see some pictures on the link above.
We have visited 10 schools in about 6 weeks, reaching in excess of 600 school pupils throughout the Kingdom of Fife, rangins from Pittenweem Primary up to Springfield and Guardbridge. Our biggest performance was for around 230 pupils and our smallest for 27. 
The story went down well and the children all really wanted to know more about Greek myths and the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome! Fabulous!
Look out for more next year!
JT
 
It's been a while since last I blogged anything much at all.
Over the summer we had some lovely audience members watch our show of Cretan Myths - much more in a storytelling style and in the wonderful setting of the cave of St Fillan in Pittenweem at the Pittenwem Arts Festival. Take a look at Past productions and Galleries on this website for pictures.
Very soon, in a couple of weeks we're also doing a new version of Theseus and the Minotaur for the St Monans Community Arts festival (I hope they get better weather than the pouring rain we have here today in St Andrews). We're doing two performances, and I am excited. The music is written by Brian Craib for his children, Hannah, on electric violin, and Andy, on electric double bass. Should be great fun and we're looking forward to two morning performances. Find out more at Coming Soon section on the website. 
Take care, one and all!
JT