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I'm alright, Jack

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I’m alright, Jack - a trio of folk tales about looking out for number one. Part of Decameron Nights - lesser-known folk tales from innovative theatre company 1927.

I’m alright, Jack - a trio of folk tales about looking out for number one. Part of 1927’s Decameron Nights; lesser-known folk tales from innovative theatre company 1927.

The Italian writer Boccaccio wrote The Decameron in the aftermath of the 14th-century plague. He borrowed plots from existing folk tales, stories that had survived through plagues and wars, tales that have outlived the greatest storytellers, but that hailed from the imaginations of ordinary men and women. In The Decameron a group of people tell tales to pass the time, as they shelter outside Florence, to escape the bubonic plague that rages in the city. 1927’s latest theatre show also borrowed from this primordial soup of storytelling. When touring of their show stopped due to Covid-19, they turned the show into an aural experience. Three episodes of Telling tales to pass the time…

To experience a specially commissioned spatial audio version of 1927’s Decameron Nights follow the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/pilots/1927s-decameron-nights

A 1927 Production for BBC Culture in Quarantine with the support of Arts Council England and BBC Arts

Fat Cat and Two Fish read by Suzanne Andrade
Roots read by Kazuko Hohki
The cat ..... Rose Robinson
The boy ….. Karl Mengs

Writer and Director - Suzanne Andrade
Composer and Music - Lillian Henley
Sound Design and Theremin featured in Roots - Laurence Owen
Illustration Artwork - Paul Barritt
Producer - Jo Crowley

A 1927 Production for BBC Culture in Quarantine with the support of Arts Council England and BBC Arts

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