Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: Tim Ralphs | Filed under: Blog | Tags: Audience Comments, Gigging, Jonathan and David, Mountains love Sea, Review | No Comments »
My performance of Can the Mountains Love the Sea? got a review by A Small Mind.
“An excellent night.” * * * *
Read the full review here.
I also got these kind words from some Viking reinactors who came along:
“What a great experience this was! My friend J~ and I were completely enthralled by your enchantment and sheer professionalism. This was storytelling at its best and we were truly privileged to have witnessed it.
Not one single word was wasted. The pacing was spot-on. The characterisation was vivid and varied. You were totally absorbed ‘in the moment’ of the story, as was your audience. You made mythology live and breath…”
- the wannabe Vikings!
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And some great audience comments from my performance of Jonathan and David at Night of the Storyteller. (All comments used with permission.)
“A few centuries ago listeners might have found the intimacy between David and Jonathon unsettling, but not have baulked at the violent massacre of the Amalekites. Now our sensitivities are reversed, but it is a credit to Tim Ralphs’ telling that he does not flinch at nor soft-pedal the difficult parts of this story. The show that results is touching and tender, rich and many-layered. A paean to love, friendship, and promise-keeping.”
Sarah Rundle, Storyteller
“I thought your performance at The Miller was beautiful! I loved the multiple narratives, juxtaposition and how many layers there were. Deftly, discretely & generously done (because you never demanded we think any particular thing). Congratulations!”
Giles Abbott, Storyteller
“Thank you for last night’s performance which I found profoundly moving. There are scenes which, although understated in your telling, remain vividly etched in my consciousness – the deeply human interaction between Saul and the Witch of Endor, for instance, to name just one.
Your subtle and deeply respectful crafting of links between Bible story and Life story created a rich tapestry which brought the spinning of story, and the fabric of life to life, a subtle veil through which you facilitated the potential to get a glimpse of the ineffable.
The formal musical framing device you used was masterful.
You are truly breaking new ground in the form.”
Leon Conrad, Voice Specialist
Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: Tim Ralphs | Filed under: Blog | Tags: Craft, Workshops | No Comments »
Hi! This is the page I sometimes use to sell tickets to workshops or shows that I’m running. Right now I have nothing on sale. If you’re looking for Beeston Tales tickets, you can pick those up here.
Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: Tim Ralphs | Filed under: Blog | Tags: Beeston Tales, Gigging, News | 3 Comments »
Hi there! This is a little post about Beeston Tales, a monthly storytelling night that meets in the upstairs room of The White Lion. It is a club dedicated to the vibrant and ancient art of storytelling. Hosted by Tim Ralphs and Mike Payton the club features themed nights, showcases up and coming local tellers, invites renowned guests from around the world, includes musical spots and much more.
There is a hypnotic feel to the tales: you’re back round that prehistoric campfire again, rapt.
– Matt Turpin, LeftLion. (Read full review.)
You can get cheap advance tickets here or from The White itself. You can also contact The White Lion about a special “tapas and tales” ticket which gets you a meal with your evening of storytelling. The “Tales and Tapas” ticket is only available directly from The White Lion. Note that there’s free parking at The White Lion as long as you’re a customer, but it can be in short supply!
Our storytelling events start at 7.30pm. You can buy tickets on the door for £6, or get them here now for only £5. Here’s what’s coming up soon:
10th May 2017 ~ Ben Haggarty “Mr Sandmann”
Come surrender your soul to the magnetic pull of the moon.
Founding Member of The Company of Storytellers and internationally renowned for his dynamic performances, Ben Haggarty slips behind the lights into the dark side of the fairground, where you risk getting more than you bargained for.
Via freak-show and moonshine bar, ready yourself for an intense and alarming journey through the ambivalent mythology of the Sandman.
Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: Tim Ralphs | Filed under: Blog | Tags: ICH games, Roleplay, Thing in the Wood | No Comments »
It’s the first of April, a day normally given over to foolishness. And you know what’s foolish? Hope. Hope, as you and your friends flee through dense undergrowth while Something hunts you down. Hope, while brittle tree limbs whip your skin and exhaustion overcomes your shivering body. As the sunlight fades, so does the faint promise that you might just make it out alive…
Happy April Fool’s Day from ICH games. As a gift, we’ve released a little hack/expansion to our horror survival game There is Something in the Woods.
This hack makes the game marginally less cruel than the original, by giving injured and unhinged characters something to fight for. You can download the .pdf here.
There is Something in the Woods by Erin Snyder and Tim Ralphs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.