Review of storyteller Cat Weatherill by Lynne Brighouse
IT’S easy to see why Cat Weatherill is one of the nation’s top storytellers, writes Lynn Brighouse.
Within seconds of taking the Matlock stage Cat had the audience totally entranced with her deliciously tempting tale, How To Be Glorious.
You couldn’t hear a pin drop.
But, after all, isn’t that the question we’d all wanted to know the answer to as we joined our heroine – a middle-aged housewife called Faye, as she passed through a mysterious trap door which suddenly appears in the floor of her Liverpool home.
The promising fantasy world which greets her on the other side holds all kinds of untold pleasures: some simple; some elaborate; some moving and others which are decidedly saucy.
And the unexpected journey certainly teaches Faye about how to be glorious while inspiring us to rekindle our own glorious selves.
Cat’s theatrical and singing background is put to good use as she draws us in and expertly delivers the pain and the humour in this tale with style.
We were also lucky to be treated to an impromtu 15 minute spot from Britain’s storyteller laureate, Katrice Horsley, who offered an intruiguing tale from Ghana.
The Matlock Storytelling meet monthly at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock.
Their next event takes place on February 1 with a tale called Twisted Lovers.
Call Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023 for details.