Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

The Village Storytelling Festival


Fri 8 July 2022

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3 performers are in a pool at the bottom of a mossy waterfall. 2 of them perform a dance lift and one sits on a rock.

Image by Gabriel Stella.

Writer – Ashley Smith

Director – Beth Morton

Cailleach – Lauren Jamieson

Bride – Joanna Vymeris

Narrator – Ashley Smith

Choreographers – Lauren Jamieson & Joanna Vymeris

Lead Videographer & Director of Photography – Gabriel Stella

Videographer (Aotearoa New Zealand) – Patty Lagera

Composer – Simon Donaldson

Sound Design – Simon Donaldson & Gabriel Stella

Producer (Sonder Circus) – Elinor Brewer

Producer (Mull Theatre) – Beth Morton

Funding – Creative Scotland & Mull Theatre

A co-production between Mull Theatre and Sonder Circus, Cailleach is a theatrical film that blends circus with the ancient tradition of storytelling and focuses on one of the most inspirational women of Celtic folklore, Cailleach. Filmed on the Isle of Mull and in Aotearoa New Zealand, Cailleach will fuse the beauty of the two landscapes as the backdrop and playground for this story.

Beneath a veil of mystery, the Cailleach lives on. Plunging us deep into the darkness, she reigns over our winters. But Bride, the Goddess of SpriIng, bides her time, ready to bring new life and light back to us. A seasonal battle. Rooted in our landscapes and scattered through our folklore, the strength, energy, and mythology of these goddesses inspire this acrobatic re-imagining of their legends, with storytelling at its heart.

Breathing new life into some old art forms, Sonder Circus reconnects to the outdoors to bring you face-to-face with these deities. The tales of our ancestors. The land of our generations – past, present and future. The theatre of now.

If you are attending in person, please ensure you buy the correct ticket type as digital ticket holders will not be admitted.

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Part of Village Storytelling Festival 2022 #




Event Type



Cinema and Online


8:00pm — 8:40pm


All ages


Tickets: £0 - Festival pass holders only
£0 - Digital pass holders only

Live ticket: £5/10/15
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Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee


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