Dark Age Deeds of the Celtic Saints
Born from druids, and attuned to wild nature and the memory of old gods, Irish
monks carried the torch of civilisation through a dark age of conflict. Patrick, Brigid,
Columba, Colman, and Brendan - they parleyed with pagan heroes, battled with
words for the spiritual compass of these isles, and ploughed the waves in search of
earthly paradise. This production explores the legends and history of the golden age
of the Celtic saints in the midst of Britainís Dark Ages. Dynamic storytelling from two
voices - Anthony Nanson and David Metcalfe - is supported by haunting music on
guitar and bodhran and punctuated by songs David has specially composed for the
show, based on poetry from the period.
"This was a totally absorbing experience, following the journey with the storyteller
and singer in tandem. Anthony's skills to engage the audience are at their height
and he and David make an excellent team in this tour de force."
Verona Bass, Rondo Theatre