Myths retold
The Crick Crack Club presents The King & the Corpse

Sunday 9 September 2018,
14.30–17.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8
Members/Concessions £6

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Myths retold is a series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world, presented in collaboration with the Crick Crack Club. Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration of epic and myth.

A king carries the corpse of a hanged man across a cemetery at night – but the corpse is not dead, it is possessed by a storytelling vampire, whose enigmatic puzzles threaten to burst the King’s head into a thousand pieces. With customary charismatic style, performance storyteller TUUP takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso Sheema Mukherjee, to tell transglobalised versions of this stunning 11th-century Indian epic fairy-tale.

TUUP is ‘The Unorthodox, Unprecedented Preacher’. Born in Guyana and raised in Acton, his style is one of total improvisation, unbounded charisma and alarming spontaneity. His fabulous capacity for mimicry and ear for a wild story is outstanding. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also the creative lyricist and vocalist of the highly influential dance music collective, Transglobal Underground. TUUP has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Central Asia, Asia and North and South America.

Sheema Mukherjee absorbed North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side, studying sitar and Indian classical music under the tutelage of her uncle, the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Brought up between Britain and India, she has a rich background to draw on in her own compositions and collaborations. Today she is an established sitar player and composer, a regular in Transglobal Underground playing sitar and electric bass, a key member in The Imagined Village project and a formidable collaborator with internationally renowned artists (including Natacha Atlas, Noel Gallagher & Cornershop, Martin Carthy and Bobby Mcferrin).


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TUUP. Photo: Crick Crack Club.