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Darkness of nursery rhymes

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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NURSERY rhymes often conjure images of innocence and purity, as opposed to the horrors that lie waiting for us outside the realms of Mary Had A Little Lamb. Horrors that really are quite contrary.

Twisted Theatre bring us a fresh and innovative act in the form of Death And Treason, Rhyme And Reason, a musical act that explores the darkness hidden amid the innocuous world of nursery rhymes.

This talented band combine orchestral elements with spine-tingling harmonies to leave you seeing Jack and Jill in a whole new light.

Nuala Honan's sublime vocals, from tender balladry to goosebump inducing soul, lead you through the show.

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Nuala is joined by Elizabeth Westcott and Hannah Martin on violins, with Bristol's Jessica Macdonald and Robbie Burgess completing the line-up on cello, percussion, and vibraphone.

In association with Beaford Arts, this sassy and slick cabaret bring their macabre act to North Devon. There are two Death And Treason, Rhyme And Reason performances:

The Royal Oak, Dolton on Friday, May 16. Doors: 7.30pm. Start: 8pm. Tickets: £8 (adult) £6 (child) or £26 (family) on 01805 804288

Lee Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 17. Doors: 7.30pm. Start: 8pm.

Tickets: £8 (adult) £6 (child) or £26 (family) on 01271 865591

Tickets also available from www.beaford-arts.org.uk

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