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Kestrel is a dynamic and passionate performer with a unique vision. Binderella is a compelling mash-up of memoir, myth and the Matrix. A must-see! -Daniel Morden

-1 hour 30 minutes Storytelling and Music, booking through the Night Out Scheme in Wales, touring Spring/Summer 2024-

A baby cries in a bin at night - as a Faceless Man carves land for profit; a tall tower rises - as the World Tree shakes; and the fate of the earth hangs upon a single silken spider's thread.

Binderella is a tale for our times, the wild birth-myth of an Anti-Goddess who challenges the forces of greed and despair that seek to steal our future from us. This anarchistic wonder story peeks through the cracks in our society, fusing an environmental rallying cry with an uplifting call for compassion and courage in this age of crisis. 

In this debut performance The Ragged Storytelling Collective; Kestrel, Heulwen and Magpie, weave their unique patchwork vision, stitching the raw energy of punk storytelling with a haunting thread of Welsh folk melody and song in this fiercely modern epic.

Originally developed through Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival's New Voices scheme in 2021 and made possible through investment from Arts Council Wales National lottery Funding. With creative support from internationally acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden, and leading Welsh folk musician Oliver Wilson-Dickson, this show will leave you spellbound. 

“A back-alley fairytale, scavenged, upcycled and retold!”

“I defy anyone not to enjoy this show!”



"Blood and bone - Ash, water, smoke and stone - Let love be more powerful than greed."

-60 minutes- [BOOKING]
In a city built on the ruins of past mistakes - in a land locked in a pattern of creation and destruction - is there a way to cheat the fates and break the cycle? Is a better world possible?
Kestrel Morton spins a visionary spiderweb of dark nightmares - glittering with the diamond-dewdrops of hope.  A mythic recreation of a tale as old as time - Cinderella as you've never heard it before - Muddyfeet is a poetic epic, pitting dystopian future prophecies against the green shoots of change that seek to uplift and rewrite them.
A story from yesterday - told for tomorrow.

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The Mountain of the Sun

"For each action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

-60 minutes- [Booking]

A three-faced god and a golden feather, a whispering serpent and a monk's pilgrimage, a sheep stealer, a hooligan and a change of heart, all watched over by old Granny Chaos. Kestrel Morton weaves a stitch-tongued spell of language, enchanting all who hear it to follow its fantastical thread; into creation myths and wonder tales; through parables and into true stories; dancing on the sharp-knife edge between warnings and wonder in the wild world beyond the world.

The Initiation

The Initiation

"There is a circle drawn on my chest. A Tattoo, carved into flesh, blood and ink binding in ritual rememberance.
It is a key to a memory."

A work in progress, a personal tale weaving classical mythology with mundane mortality, the gods walk homeless on urban streets, mental health crisis meets the magic arts and all is not what it appears to be in a land of psychosis and sorcery.
Currently under development, watch this space.



"Magic pots and shapeshifting tricksters, dreaming trees and immortal cities."

Available to fit any occasion, any length of time, with a wide variety of themes and characters, drawn from Welsh, British and European folklore, classic Greek and Norse mythology, a personal pantheon of made up modern Gods and much much more... Kestrel weaves tales spun from the silk string threads of the web of worlds, tales found on the tapestries of the spider sat at its heart, tales first spoken on the ancient tongue of old Granny Chaos herself.

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