Women and Power: Stories from Orlando Furioso

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A show based on the Italian romance Orlando Furioso, 500 years old, but as edgy and modern as if it was written this morning. A mixture of knock-about clowning and heart-breaking tragedy, it covers subjects that were important to the court ladies of sixteenth century Ferrara: terrorism, immigration, weapons of mass destruction, and the perfect recipe for fish pie. But most of all it talks about the ways that women can wield power.

Marion has been telling stories in and around Cambridge for many years, in local schools, museums and libraries. She has also toured her stories for grown-ups around clubs in the UK and the US. She delights in weaving subtle and intricate pieces shot through with unexpected humour – stories to make you laugh and cry. A longtime member of Cambridge Storytellers, she writes books and articles about storytelling in education.


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