“Don’t Open That Door!”

A show that combines both storytelling and live music will begin its UK tour at The Bureau in Blackburn this month.

“The Forbidden Door” from renowned storytelling company, The Devil’s Violin, will visit the venue on Friday 18 September at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £7 and £5 concessions and are available by phoning 07845 964802. The show is suitable for ages 11 and above.

What would you sacrifice for the sake of the one you love?

The Forbidden Door tells passionate, funny and hauntingly interwoven stories. Twisting human nature’s need to disobey the rules into beautiful tales of love and loss, this is storytelling for adults; there are no big eyes or nursery rhymes. Expect impossible quests, heart-stopping twists, love, loss, high drama, low comedy and pure moments of total abandonment from the real world.

The Devil’s Violin has been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006, and consists of acclaimed storyteller and spoken word performer Dominic Kelly and virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Oliver Wilson-Dickson and Dylan Fowler. This talented ensemble weaves together a hypnotic, mesmerising, aural tapestry of sound, poetry and folk/roots music that appeals to all ages and cultures.

The show, which is subsidised by Big Imaginations, forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season of touring and will also be performed in two other venues in Lancashire in late October. It will visit Melling Village Institute in the north of the county on Saturday 24 October at 7.30pm, followed by Mellor Brook Community Centre at 8pm on Saturday 31 October.

Speaking ahead of the show violinist with Devil’s Violin, Oliver Wilson-Dickson said:

“This Autumn tour is one of the most ambitious we have undertaken and it’s fantastic to be performing it already feeling so confident in the show. We are particularly pleased to be launching the tour at a new venue in Blackburn – from conversations with the promoters it sounds like an exciting space.”

He added:

“When people come and talk to us after the performance they often tell us they didn’t know what to expect or that they didn’t expect to be so lost in and moved by the experience, so come and find out for yourselves!”