SOAK up a bewitching fusion of storytelling and music on Portland.

The Big Blind will be performed at the Royal Manor Theatre on Friday, October 11 at 7.30pm.

Acclaimed storyteller Dominic Kelly and international musicians Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson will bring to life an ancient, full-bloodied fairy tale in The Big Blind, touring to Dorset this October through Artsreach.

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a much higher chance of death. He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over…

Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work. With previous performances at venues including The Barbican, National Theatre, and The British Museum, Dominic has also directed storytelling programmes for festivals including Litfest and Larmer Tree Festival.

Stars of the Swedish folk scene Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson saw their acclaimed debut album Mountain Meeting nominated for Best Album at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016, and for Folk Music Album of the Year at the Swedish Manifest Prize Gala 2016.

Together this outstanding trio weave tales from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music in a brand new show, exploring the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions…

*The Big Blind, Royal Manor Theatre, Portland, Friday, October 11. Call 03336 663366 for tickets. Also at Gillingham Library on Saturday, October 12. Call 01747 822180 for tickets. Suitable for those aged 11 and above Full details and tickets are also available from