What's On arrow

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories. What will be saved and what will be forgotten?

  • 5th July 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories. Little by little, the voices of the storytellers who created the tales are eroded away. What will be saved and what will be forgotten? This critically acclaimed feminist drama explores women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy-tale anthology. Discover a night of folk and fairy tales unlike any you’ve ever heard before.

**** ‘A bold and moving tribute’ (The Skinny)

***** ‘Near-perfect storytelling’ (Corr Blimey Reviews)

**** ‘Laugh out loud funny’ (The Feminist Fringe)

icon

Did you know?

With over 800 years of history, tread in the footsteps of many famous faces, including Charles Darwin, James Watson and France Crick, Rosalind Franklin, Sylvia Plath and Professor Stephen Hawking.