Medievalist, storymaker, theatre director, folk dance teacher, BBC / AHRC New Generation Thinker
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‘Broken Shells’ for the Waveney Valley Folk Collective

June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Storyteller and academic Daisy Black brings to life Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale – a tale of love, fear, passion, violence and the queer, cold seas which roil and coil between nations.

Custance, who has beauty without pride, youth without foolishness and strength without tyranny, finds herself cast adrift at sea. Forced to endure hostile lands and people, and carve paths for herself among strange cultures, the strongest of Chaucer’s heroines strings her strength across the oceans, telling us what it is to love and to survive.

Set among the eddies and currents of medieval romance, classical mythology and English folk song, this one-woman show tells a haunting, visceral, occasionally funny tale that will whirl round your senses, lace your tongue with salt and take you across the sapphire-worked seas to walk with the creatures at the far edges of the map.

This story lasts for 60 minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.


‘Broken Shells’ has been performed previously at Sidmouth Folk Week and other festivals, and in Manchester Cathedral as well as at academic and medieval conferences.
In lieu of a performance fee Daisy has asked for voluntary donations to be made to New Routes Integration, a Norwich based charity providing support for refugees and asylum seekers. If you are able to donate please use this link:


June 17
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Waveney Valley Folk Collective