Tales From The Shadows

01 Mar, 08 Mar
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Suitable For All
LGBTQ+ Puppetry Storytelling
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WILD(E) TALES is an anthology storytelling piece of the fairytales of Oscar Wilde told through the Irish tradition of oral storytelling and shadow puppetry. Seeing as oral storytelling is well, oral, some details get lost in translation and the stories slowly change over time. This does not suit the author and he takes it upon himself to set the record straight!

The Shadow Gals and Oscar Wilde go back and forth over the details until they find a version that suits everyone in a production that preaches difference, acceptance, and love (with some minor interruptions!)

Featuring a performance from non-binary drag artist Crystal Bollix as Oscar Wilde, WILD(E) TALES is the perfect production for mature children and childish adults.

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About Tales From The Shadows


Once upon a time, a group of women gathered in the shadows and began to tell each other stories...

Since then, The Shadow Gals haven't stopped storytelling.We create performances that combine the visual art of shadow puppetry with traditional oral storytelling.

We sew shadows into light, stitch sounds into silence, and weave words into stories.

We've shared our stories with audiences in venues such as The National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Royal Irish Academy of Music and Marsh' Library.


Alexandra Christle (Crystal Bollix) - Alexandra is the creator of non binary drag artist Crystal Bollix and founder of the Haus of Bollix. She is currently premiering Definitely Maybe Actually Nevermind (Maiden Speech Festival 2019) and previously created The Bitch Ball (Maiden Speech Festival 2018). The Bitch Ball went on to tour London, Leceister, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Acting MA graduate she developed her thesis on drag performance into a professional drag career. Crystal Bollix is an alumni of the Soho Drag and Cabaret Lab and has also performed in venues such as Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and The Spiegeltent Underbelly Southbank. Before moving to London she studied a BA in Drama and Theatre studies at Trinity College Dublin where she performed with Tales from The Shadows. Previous acting credits include Cathy in The Last Five Years and Miranda in The Tempest.

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Shadow Gal: Emily Collins
Shadow Gal: Orla Devlin
Shadow Gal: Georgia May Doorley
Shadow Gal: Sionnán Nualláin
Shadow Gal: Deirdre Quinn


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Press & Reviews

Crystal Bollix presents THE BITCH BALL -https://www.withinherwords.co.uk/post/crystal-bollix-presents-the-bitch-ball-by-alexandra-christle

Caravaggio 2018 @ National Gallery (Hot Press) https://www.hotpress.com/culture/national-gallery-ireland-marks-25th-anniversary-unveiling-caravaggios-taking-christ-22762197

Music Town 2019 @ RIAM (The Irish Independent) https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/festivals/musictown-2019-whats-on-across-dublin-from-damien-dempsey-to-blindboy-and-an-irish-skateboarding-film-with-live-score-37956219.html

Music Town 2019 @ RIAM (The Irish Times) https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/musictown-2019-festival-everything-you-need-to-know-1.3848130

Gothic Tales, 2016 @ Bram Stoker Festival (DublinTown.ie) https://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/tales-from-the-shadows-gothic-tales/


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