Katy Cawkwell has been storytelling for nearly 25 years, featuring in interna-tional festivals from India to Iceland and captivating audiences from the Barbi-can stage to a burial chamber on Anglesey. She was shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Award and has featured on Radio 3 and 4. She is well-known for unravelling complex narratives into richly entertaining, glittering stories that linger in the mind long after they are told. Her previous work includes The Falcon Bride (Njal’s Saga), The Kingdom of the Heart and Rhiannon.
A great love story
Tristan & Iseult is one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land.
Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale.
Not suitable for under 12s
“...mesmeric storytelling ...a wonderful story, beautifully told” Bridport Arts Centre
“a lovely way with words—they fall from her tongue like the pouring of honey!” “utterly compelling” “the story fits you like a glove” “truly beautiful - moving, expertly told and expertly crafted” “I've been searching for nights as you gave us last night. Extraordinary. Thank you” audience feedback
“a finely crafted, thrilling epic tale of love and loss… Katy conveys the thrills and sorrows of young love with skill and humour…” South Devon Storytellers
“compelling and gripping…” Everything Theatre “Fantastic storytelling!” The Story Museum “It was great, it was superb, it was magical, it was enthralling” Ilkley LitFest
"A fabulously rich and poetic piece of storytelling. Gripped from the outset." Gary Cordingley