Powerful performance storytelling in two venues

A powerful, new, one-woman storytelling show is on its way to Ingol and Cowan Bridge this March.

Debs Newbold, one of the UK’s fastest rising performance storytellers will bring her show “Lost in Blue” to Fraser Hall in Cowan Bridge on Friday 11 March at 7.30pm followed by Ingol Library on Saturday 12 March at 3pm.

You can find details on ticket prices for the show, which is suitable for ages 15+, here.

Newbold is a “performer, word-wrangler and crowd tamer”, her powerful storytelling brings together the poetic and the irreverent, the epic and the everyday, the ancient and the defiantly modern.

She regularly plays venues such as the Royal Opera House, the British Library, the Southbank Centre, the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe as well as many prestigious festivals and friendly intimate spaces in both the UK and abroad.

With a quick wit, eloquent physicality and a bewitching way with an audience, Newbold’s work has been hailed as “masterful verbal cinema”. Her latest show, “Lost in Blue”, is a wonderfully bizarre one-woman show.

When she was three years old, Annie’s life was skewed off-course. On her 18th birthday, it threatens to happen again.

What is it like to be in a coma? To love someone in a coma? What would Van Gogh say about it if you hung out with him in his room at Arles? And what does a pigeon called Muhammad Ali eat for breakfast?

“Lost In Blue” forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, which takes professional arts events to libraries and rural village halls across the county.

Speaking ahead of the shows, Newbold spoke about the show and the joys of rural touring:

“Lost in Blue is a show with an intimate feel that deals in big, epic stuff – the stuff of life, really. One of the things I enjoy about rural touring is how the venues feel so intimate but often the life of the whole community is in that room with you. It will be great to take Lost in Blue to some of these venues this spring.”