Debs ‘under your skin’ at Guildford

Debs Newbold goes Under Her Skin in a performance at Guildford’s Electric Theatre on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.45pm.

Spokeswoman Caroline Bennett said: “Debs Newbold is a remarkable young performer who both tells and teaches at The Shakespeare Globe Theatre and was the first storyteller in residence at Cecil Sharp House.

“Musician and dancer Laurel Swift is the country’s leading choreographer of English traditional dance, having been the driving force behind such shows as On English Ground and Must Come Down.

“For one special night on Thursday 17 October, this dynamic duo is visiting The Electric Theatre for an evening of storytelling, dance and song. Under Her Skin is their first full-length collaboration, a reworking of a classic British folktale that sweeps the audience into a rich imaginative landscape.

“With direction by John Wright and musical guidance from Frankie Armstrong, Under Her Skin combines dynamic performance storytelling with the effusive energy of traditional music and dance.”

This will be Debs’ fourth appearance in the area in the past two years having previously presented her retelling of King Lear at The Electric Theatre, told ghost stories at Farnham Maltings and recounted tales of the Grand Union Canal at The Guildford Institute. Most recently Debs has performed at The Southbank Centre Festival of Britain, The Wales Millennium Centre and Sidmouth Folk Festival.

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