Written and performed by Hannah Davies
With music from Paul Baldwin and Moira Clarke from Over the Yardarm
Directed by Tom Cornford
Designed by Jessica Watson
Inspired by the poem and folk music found in a small pocket book from 1745, this is a lively and lyrical piece of storytelling, with a playful and irreverent nod to the era that bore it. Kitty’s adventure begins in her beloved Yorkshire, as she travels further afield she encounters scoundrels, rogues and vagabonds in ballrooms, gin-sodden back streets and on the open road. A play about music, freedom, greed and ownership. A lively mix of contemporary storytelling, poetry and song, with handpicked melodies for dancing and cavorting.
A collaboration between Common Ground Theatre and musicians Paul Baldwin (mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, cittern) and Moira Clarke (recorder, melodeon, concertina) from upbeat, fierce folk band Over the Yardarm. Kitty Bridges toured Yorkshire and the North East during 2015 – 2016.
‘Shakespearian in its vivid imagery and lyrical in the style of Tom Jones and Moll Flanders… Storytelling at its best.’
DARLINGTON & STOCKTON TIMES
‘Her imagery is a delight throughout, not least when describing the lay of the land of London in such physical detail
with powers of poetry to rival Pogues’ rogue Shane MacGowan’s London songs… a delight throughout… will sit well in any setting’
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