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Tuesday November 12th

The Big Blind

A gripping new performance of an ancient tale by

Dominic Kelly

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever
known. Ahead: a chance for love but a much higher chance
of death. He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his
father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in
money and it won’t be his father who pays.
Childhood is over…

Dominic Nov 2019
Dominic Kelly remixes an ancient full-bloodied fairy tale from Ireland, India, Norway, Scotland and Russia, into a brand new telling for modern audiences. Gripping, funny, atmospheric, playful & powerful, it explores the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions.
From an almost empty stage, Dominic switches deftly between the worlds of story and audience and melds them, drawing you deep into the tale – through shifts of pace, space, rhythm and storytelling style – and into your own imagination.

Created and performed by
Dominic Kelly

Suitable for adults and children 11+
“It shouldn’t be possible to conjure
up such a rich and vibrant world
in a plain, darkened room but he
succeeded spectacularly.” Litfest

A dramatic and mesmerising
performance that allowed our
imaginations to run wild.
Dominic Kelly is a storyteller with
a sublime delivery and that rare
ability to captivate an audience
and leave them hanging on
his every word.” La Vida Magazine

At the Hillcrest Centre
Café opens 6pm. Performance 7.30 pm.

Cost £7 per ticket in advance or £9 on the door


   And later in 2019

Tuesday December 10th – Storytelling for Adults – all welcome

Open Evening with “Winter Tales to Warm the Heart”

For our annual event to thank our audience for your support through the year – a collection of heartwarming and inspiring tales full of wit, wonder, wisdom and warmth, to carry you through the dark days of winter, served with complimentary mulled wine, gingerbread biscuits and mince pies.

If you would like to tell a heartwarming story of ten minutes or less, please contact Kym at:

Age 12+

7.30 to 9.30pm at the Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH.

£5/£4 concessions on the door on the night.

Storytelling courses: If you are interested in learning to tell a story without reading or notes, we run regular storytelling courses through the year. This is useful in many areas of life – sharing stories with your children or grandchildren, crafting your own life stories, gaining confidence to speak off the cuff, and professional and public speaking in general. Please contact for more information.

Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH

Café opens 6.45pm. Stories from 7.30. Age 12+

Club Nights: £5/£4 unwaged on the door

Professional performances: £7 in advance/£9 on the door.

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