As a company we aim to bring the magic of folklore and fantasy to contemporary stories; 21st century characters colliding with ancient myth and legend. We produce new writing created through poetry, spoken word, traditional storytelling and the surreal to create our own brand of contemporary folklore. We want audiences to feel as though they've stepped into a book. We create poetic otherworldly adventures as allegories to confront everyday struggles. Writer Casey Jay Andrews' previous work has been shortlisted for the Underbelly IdeasTap Award, The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund and the Scottish Daily Mail Award. She has written for HookHitch Theatre, Reading Between the Lines Theatre Co, London Contemporary Theatre, York Theatre Royal TakeOver Festival and South Hill Park Arts Centre. She is also an alumnus of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's Emerging Producers Development Programme.
There is a cliff face cutting into the waves and breaking them to foam. An old kayak is tied to the roof of a battered black Jeep. A white wine spritzer sits unattended on the doorstep. Sid watches her reflection on the surface of the water, with each ripple it changes. Sometimes she finds a beautiful creature looking back. Sometimes she finds a spitting snarling girl, tense with rage and sick with anger.
NIGHT CREATURE is the retelling of an Ancient Greek myth about a pretty nymph turned monster; a fable about losing yourself to the dark blue sea. Folklore and legend collide with the 21st century as the myth of Scylla is told through poetry, storytelling and an original folk score to bring a new world to life in the imagination of the listener. You didn't make this monster. It was already here.
Previous reviews for Lion House Theatre:
“Captivating” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
“Phenomenal... Enchanting” ★★★★★ West End Wilma
"A dark, uplifting & poignant gem” ★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
Joanne Hartstone & Lion House
Adelaide Botanic Garden, via Goodman Gates, Hackney Rd, Adelaide, 5000, SA