23 June 2013 at The HUB 3 pm and 6 pm

We are really excited to be presenting (The story is not) Set in Stone at Slung Low’s space The HUB in June. We’d love to see you there …..

‘Mid way through the journey of our life I found myself in a dark wood where the straight path was lost.  It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that wood was, so that thinking of it recreates the fear. It is scarcely less bitter than death: but, in order to tell of the good that I found there, I must tell of the other things I saw there.’

Dante: The Inferno – Canto 1

Set in Stone is an exploration of the ways we use stories – to make sense of the journey of our lives, to imagine alternatives, to reinvent ourselves, past, present or future, to while away the time or to scare us out of apathy and into action.

 How far back in the story do you need to go to have the possibility of taking a different path?

Matthew and Alison explore this and other questions in a performance which draws on the wit and wisdom of writers, film makers, folklorists and philosophers, ancient and modern.  It is a conversation which started in a small library hidden away in the middle of a city somewhere in England – it is also a piece about that place: how is the city story told, who is telling it, where does the story come from and what does it say about us, individually and collectively?

We will also be in residence in Hunslet in the week of 10 June, gathering stories from people we meet – some of which may find their way into the show … Box office details can be found on Slung Low’s website – link on the right … go to ‘upcoming events HUB’!