Saturday, May 14

Great Storytelling

The Lion King. On Friday the stage show was a birthday treat for Joshua (12 on Thursday) and what a fantastic production. I'd heard that the costumes where wonderful and indeed they were - the whole set was magnificently designed. Julie Taymor explains in the programme that she didn't want to hide the mechanics of the puppetry or the humanity as portrayed by the actors - so both were visible. It was stunningly beautiful.

Godly Play on Saturday was the subject of Grace in which we were taken though an inspirational form of story telling. Using props pulled out of a golden box two parables were explored in an intriguing presentation. After introducing the story the teller invited us to enter into a time of wonder. The aim was to encounter the story without being told what the story was really about but to simply open up creative possibilities for personal reflection.


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