The Crick Crack Club presents The King & the Corpse
Performance Storytelling by TUUP & Sheema Mukherjee
A king is obliged to carry the corpse of a hanged man on his back – but the corpse is not dead, it is possessed by a storytelling vampire, whose enigmatic puzzles threaten to burst the King’s head into a thousand pieces…
With customary charismatic style, The Unorthodox, Unprecedented, Preacher – TUUP – takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso, Sheema Mukherjee, to tell transglobalised versions of these stunning, 2,000 year old tales. As much an encounter as a performance, this formidable collaboration by two core members the wild world music collective Transglobal Underground, brings an 11th Century Indian fairytale to the contemporary stage.
Enter a place of metaphor, magic and ritual.
‘not sure what I was expecting, but that was magic…I mean it…in fact I’m not sure what just happened – are we still in Soho?’ Audience member
‘that is one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen’ Audience member