Events

Halloween at Durham Castle

Durham Castle

31.10.18

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Sarah Riseborough reads ‘The Giant and His Wife’

Artist, storyteller and performer Sarah Riseborough comes to Durham Castle to read her grizzly short story, ‘The Giant and his Wife’, in the atmospheric surroundings of the Norman Chapel. 

The Giant and His Wife tracks the fate of a giant who cannot change his luck. Quite by accident, he kills his wife and we follow the grizzly tale of the unmaking of one wife, and the making of the next. The humour is black, the axe is sharp. Cannibalism, songs and a sarcastic horse - what more could one wish for on Halloween? 

All welcome but content is not suitable for young children. Parental 
guidance is recommended. 

No booking required, please simply report to the Castle entrance from 6.45pm for entry. 
Place are limited on a first come, first served basis. 
Public performance starts at 7pm. Duration of performance: 35 mins.

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