Tales of the Olde Sea


KATOOMBA   Book online now
7pm - Saturday 22nd September 2018 (SPECIAL PREMIERE)
3pm - Sunday 23rd September 2018 (Matinee)

Katoomba Community Hall
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba  NSW  2780 (Blue Mountains NSW)


LAWSON 
Book online now
7pm - Saturday 29th September 2018 (Evening)
3pm - Sunday 30th September 2018 (Matinee)

Mechanics' Institute Hall
284 Great Western Highway, Lawson  NSW  2783 (Blue Mountains NSW)


PORTLAND
Book online now
7pm - Saturday 13th October 2018 (Evening)

The Crystal Theatre
Wolgan St, Portland  NSW  2847 (Central West NSW)


Early Bird Bookings $35 per person including Supper from recipes of the old seafarers!
(10 days in advance of any performance $45 per person including supper)

info@solferinocinemas.com
Tel/SMS: 0434 402 172

Tales of the Olde Sea


A live music theatre show presented by Solferino Cinemas & Entertainment premiering in September 2018 will take you on a rollicking sea journey into the past incorporating tales of olden-day seafaring peoples along with music, storytelling and poetry.  Listen to Traditional Sea Shanties, hear legends and poetry from Ancient Seafaring Cultures and discover the Great Navigators and Mysterious Creatures of the Deep. Learn of the World’s Ocean Mythology and its evocative Creation Stories passed down along with the true history of cunning and marauding Pirates.  Be amazed at the extraordinary Sea Survival and Castaway stories of old.

Tales of the Olde Sea is a mixture of comedy, mystery, adventure and fun set to music, poetry, text and song and narrated with a lot of humerous sailor talk that underpins many of our modern-day English and Irish expressions.  Extracts from Homer's Odyssey describes the inexplicable sea along with dreamlike creation text from the dead sea scrolls.  The show also describes the greatest ocean navigators and seafarers on earth, the Pacific Islander people, who utilised the incredible star navigation technique to cross thousands of miles of oceans on a regular basis.  There is the story of the largest fleet of boats ever to sail the earth before the 20th Century being the ancient Chinese Navigator 'Zheng He' who circumnavigated the globe with his south-pointing compass.  Played on the Harp are haunting Irish songs about beautiful Celtic fables like the "Selkie", a Seal Woman from the Sea and the myth of the Water Kelpie, a giant horse-like sea creature that rears above the foaming waves.   Listen to curious 'true' mystery tales like The Flying Dutchman Ship, Ancient Sea Giants, Fairy Boats, Ghost Ships and the adventures of real Pirates and Privateers. There is also a lot to learn of the heroic and sometimes brutal stories of survivors and castaways who managed to cling to life for months on end against the exposure and rages that the sea was to throw at them.

A supper is included as part of the evening which draws on recipes of the old seafarers!  

Written and Directed by Aanya Mary it is performed by a live ensemble featuring Martyn Cook (Celtic Harp and Irish Whistle), Kate Woolfe (Vocals and Text) and John Duffy (Irish Musician and Storyteller).  It showcases original and traditional music of the sea composed and arranged by Martyn Cook

Tales of the Olde Sea opens with a premiere season in the Blue Mountains and Central West from 22nd September 2018, and is set to tour regionally.  Enquiries and Bookings  Email:  info@solferinocinemas.com
Tel/SMS:  0434 402 172. 

KATOOMBA   Book online now
7pm - Saturday 22nd September 2018 (SPECIAL PREMIERE)
3pm - Sunday 23rd September 2018 (Matinee)

Katoomba Community Hall
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba  NSW  2780 (Blue Mountains NSW)


LAWSON 
Book online now
7pm - Saturday 29th September 2018 (Evening)
3pm - Sunday 30th September 2018 (Matinee)

Mechanics' Institute Hall
284 Great Western Highway, Lawson  NSW  2783 (Blue Mountains NSW)


PORTLAND
Book online now
7pm - Saturday 13th October 2018 (Evening)

The Crystal Theatre
Wolgan St, Portland  NSW  2847 (Central West NSW)




Early Bird Bookings $35 per person including Supper from recipes of the old seafarers!
(10 days in advance of any performance $45 per person including supper)

info@solferinocinemas.com
Tel/SMS: 0434 402 172


Presented by Solferino Cinemas