A Snail’s Tale
A Snail’s Tale is a promenade Street Theatre show creating a visual spectacle as it slowly processes through the streets. Taking inspiration from illustrations in Medieval manuscripts, Snails Tale tells an untold story only known to us in monkish doodles of imaginary creatures – life in the margins of medieval art.
A knight errant takes to the road to explore, do good and find love for his snailly steed. Travelling a slimy path with his trusty scribe to record his daring deeds and acts of gallantry and his favourite snail.
Coming from a land where everyone travels by snail, and all the well-to-do have more snails than you could count, Sir Babosa’s snail is unique – truly one in a million – the only left-handed snail in all the land. But being unique brings unique problems, and Sir Babosa has set on a quest to find another left-handed snail, a partner for his trusty steed.
In exchange for help on their quest Sir Babosa and Scribe Isabeau, may gift you with a portrait with Mishelle the snail or if you are very lucky, their most prized possession, a cabbage.
Developed with Simon Thompson and the Support of Spraoi, and funded through the Arts Council and Artlinks.