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Broken Shells: A medieval sea story performance by Daisy Black

Broken Shells: A medieval sea story performance by Daisy Black

Broken Shells: A medieval sea story in aid of refugee charity Hope Projects. In association with Leeds International Medieval Congress.

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm

"Custance has always loved the sea. But now the day has come. Yesterday, she wept. She wept to be sent away from friends who care for her, sent to be a foreigner in strange land and bound to a man she doesn’t know. She wept because, of course, everyone knows that all husbands are good."

Storyteller and academic Daisy Black brings to life Chaucer’s 'Man of Law’s Tale: a tale of love, fear, passion, violence and the queer, cold seas which roil and coil between nations. Forced to carve paths for herself among new cultures, Chaucer’s heroine strings her strength across the oceans, telling us what it is to love and to survive. Set among the eddies and currents of medieval romance, classical mythology and English folk song, this one-woman show tells a haunting, visceral tale that will whirl round your senses and lace your tongue with salt.

This story lasts for 60 minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.

To join: Follow this page and Daisy’s storytelling page for the Facebook Live link, which will be published a few days before the performance:

This performance will be available on Facebook for 48 hours after the live screening for those in different time zones. This story is told in affiliation with Leeds International Medieval Congress and will raise funds for Hope Projects:


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