The Village Storytelling Festival
Fri 8 July 2022
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.
Cinema and Online
8:00pm — 8:40pm
Tickets: £0 - Festival pass holders only
£0 - Digital pass holders only
Live ticket: £5/10/15
Digital ticket: £4/7.50/10
Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee