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, a shortened version is also available at 60 minutes-
The Ragged Storytelling Collective present Binderella, realised through a mentorship with Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival and internationally acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden, this anarchistic wonder tale fuses an environmental call to arms with a vision of the otherworld that lies right beside our own; the world of the hidden people, those living at the edges of society, eating from the bins, surviving on what is thrown away.
See - A baby in a bin, a faceless man, a dead planet and a tall tower; Binderella is a tale for our times, a new myth that reweaves the strands of oral tradition into shapes that reflect the challenges of the modern world we all face.
Kestrel, Heulwen and Magpie release the raw energy of punk storytelling to dance to the haunting melodies of welsh folk music in this passionate tribute to Binderella; the Secret Goddess of the bins.
"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.
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.
"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.