Directors: Juliet Forster, Shabina Aslam, Movement: Jude Bird, Sound Design: Nina Perry, Design: Annemarie Woods. (12+/16+)
The Goddess Tales cross the uncharted boundary between storytelling, one-woman show and theatre, combining mythology and playground rhyme with contemporary material and personal narrative.
The performances teeter between the sharply hilarious and the devastatingly provocative and deal as much with wigs, cat litter and the search for happiness, as with Indo-European fairytale and uncensored mythology.
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She speaks like a woman spitting jewels Arts Council
Geometric chaos The Independent
Gresham is a truly great storyteller, who unwraps each tale like the petals of a lotus flower. At the end of the evening you leave with something beautiful created in your own mind British Theatre Review
What the programmers say about The Goddess Tales
Absolutely Fantastic! Adrian Jackson, Artistic Director, Garrick Theatre
The work is profound, brave, personal and auto-ethnographical. Each piece is a monumental undertaking on its own, let alone as a Trilogy York Literature Festival
Brilliant! Beyond the remit of storytelling! Ben Haggarty the Crick Crack Club
Amazing! The avant-garde of storytelling! Lejre Storytelling Festival, Denmark
Xanthe put the Edge into Festival at the Edge – a dazzling, trightrope act of a storytelling piece! David Ambrose, Artistic Director Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival
Thigh high story seduction at its most outrageous. No one does red like Xanthe! Ashley Ramsden Emmerson College
What the audience said about the Goddess Tales
A series of minor miracles as she morphed from one goddess to another.
The ability to change characters at the drop of a full stop!
Fabulous! Loved the way you broke the rules. Funny lady x.
Phenomenal, fearless storytelling. Contemporary, relevant, witty and entertaining.
What a marriage of movement, voice and face. Wow!
Mesmeric – brilliant changes of voice, pace and tone. The best I’ve seen.