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Into the Melting Pot

The Telling:

Clare Norburn voice & writer

Ariane Prüssner voice

Joy Smith harp, percussion

Giles Lewin oud

Fatima Lahham recorders

Suzanne Ahmet actor as The Jewish woman Blanca

Nicholas Renton director

Natalie Rowland lighting designer

EVENT 4: if you like theatre, world or early music

Sunday 22 September 2019 | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Sefton Park L17 2AA


Tickets: £16 (£12 concs) (wine available at an extra cost)

Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps. It is her last night in Seville. An exciting mix of drama and a live soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval music with full staging and stunning lighting. Be transported back to 15th century Seville!


Fancy joining in? Join Ariane's workshop in Event 2 for the chance to sing in a musical number.

“an expressive ardour to these performances that is hard to resist” BBC Music Magazine

“more than mere monologue, interspersed with music. The sensitive handling by director Nicholas Renton enabled a series of touching interchanges between musicians and actress…”  Totnes Early Music Series

“such exquisite singing, story-telling, stagecraft brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure heaven must sound just like this” Twitter feedback

Booking fees apply. Tickets also available on the door.

Blurring the boundaries of what a concert is, distinctive medieval group The Telling brings you intimate “concert-theatre” pieces to transport you back to the Middle Ages through ballads, music, poetry and story-telling.


The Telling has a growing reputation for intimate, staged concerts to bring medieval music off the page and reach wider audiences. They create a different concert experience, combining ballads and upbeat instrumental dances with narrative, readings or film. They often perform some numbers while moving around the audience and using lighting and/or candlelight.​​