South Zeal In Action


8pm, Saturday 4th March 2017
Church House, South Tawton (EX20 2LQ)

Our first foray into grown-up storytelling – and our first show in the magical Church House, South Tawton. First premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe and at York Minster, Peter Oswald’s EGIL is the story of a Viking poet from Iceland who sails around the North Sea, fighting, escaping, and delivering unforgivable insults in thunderous verse. Suitable for ages 8 to 108.

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Peter Oswald performs his version written in English rhyming verse; in three parts, of twenty minutes each. Peter performed the first part at Shakespeare’s Globe and York Minster – now he performs all three, from Egil’s close shave at York with Erik Bloodaxe to his mad preposterous end in the bogs of Iceland.

The show demonstrates his versatility as a writer, poet, storyteller and actor, as he assumes a variety of characters, telling fast-paced stories full of surprise, danger & revelation, in poetry that has delighted audiences all over Britain and in the US.

Howard Gayton will accompany on guitar, percussion and mandolin.

Buy/reserve tickets
£7.50 adults
£5 concessions (under 16s, over 65s)

Buy at The Store, South Zeal (in stock now) or reserve below and pick up on the door. There will also be tickets to buy on the door, subject to availability. Best to book early to avoid disappointment!

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With thanks to…
The show is a Villages in Action event. Villages in Action is a charity which, over the last 20 years, has put on more than 2,000 top quality, professional performances in over 100 villages in Devon.


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What is South Zeal In Action?
We (Helen and Mike PB) are South Zeal’s promoters for the “rural touring” charity Villages In Action. Questions about our shows? Contact us.
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