Bow & Dagger make work based on old stories for new audiences. Our work comes from stories of myth, folklore, or history and uses these familiar tales to talk about modern issues. Previous work includes The Double, Tale of Tales (winner of the Blue Room award for best production, 2018), and The Beast and The Bride. Bow & Dagger, Clare Testoni and Natalie Di Risio and are based in Western Australia.
Tale of Tales
About this event
Italy, WWII. Fierce and brave Antonietta and her two young boys have to flee to Australia for safety. Her husband Sante, a gentle storyteller, stays to fight against rising fascist regimes. Separated by war and distance, Sante and Antoinetta communicate through letters, their experiences mirrored and revealed through the fairy tales they tell each other.
"Tale of Tales is a small, brilliant gem of storytelling and a breakout achievement for its deviser and performer Clare Testoni." ★★★★½ The West Australian, 2018
"Tale of Tales is the most beautifully rendered World War II story since Life is Beautiful" Fourth Wall Media, 2018
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