A man in search of his voice
A woman in search of her only son
A queen in search of her freedom
A world in search of its bread
In medieval Odessa, a humble Jewish baker, Lemuel, takes in a foundling. But the boy has no tongue. His lifelong silence holds many secrets – secrets which begin to come to light as the boy grows to manhood. In time, Lemuel is catapulted from the private worries of fatherhood into the deadly limelight of courtly intrigue.
Before he teases out the tangled knot of riddles which his stepson has inherited from his mysterious past, Lemuel’s search for answers will send him on a lonely odyssey halfway around the world. He travels from Ireland to Isfahan, amid an ocean of voices and a cacophony of clashing languages, following half-remembered catches of song, casually-repeated words of wisdom, hints of laughter, and seeds of music and story, looking for his lost apprentice and tracking – of course – the slow emergence of a cutting-edge recipe for a new kind of savoury bread roll.
‘Tales at The Fold’ Storytelling club is proud to welcome internationally renowned storyteller and drut’syla Shonaleigh Cumbers back to Billericay with her most loved performance.
Since being commissioned in 1998 for the UK’s leading storytelling festival ‘The Tower of Bagel’ has been honed over a decade’s almost continuous performance in both the UK and Europe. It has now been revived with specially-composed music and songs by storyteller/songwriter Simon Heywood.
Do not miss the opportunity to experience this wonderfully intricate, subtle and satisfying interweaving of tales and ageless wisdom.
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Tickets £7 Phone: 01277 659286 for tickets