Tales of Transformation: Faust and the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Brompton Cemetery Chapel

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Sunday 5 June 2016
19:00 - 21:00
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Walks & Tours

A chance to hear these classic stories as you've never heard them before - in a graveyard. As dusk falls in Brompton cemetery the gatekeeper will guide you on a torchlit procession, picking your way through the tombstones until you reach the chapel. Find a pew by candlelight, fortify your spirits with a complimentary glass of Hendrick's gin and listen to GILES ABBOTT read a selection of tales of the occult including Goethe’s Faust and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Tickets £10 including a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail.


Giles Abbott started storytelling in 1999 in response to sudden, but not total, sight loss. Since then he has become an award-winning storyteller who just happens to be the UK’s only professional blind storyteller.

His repertoire includes Iron-Age myth from British and Norse traditions, Greek myths and folk tales from around the world.

Giles also works with both children and adults using storytelling to promote confidence, increase literacy and inspire a love of words.

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Brompton Cemetery Chapel
Entrances on Fulham Road or Brompton Road, London, SW10 9UG

Nearest station:
West Brompton (Tube)


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An excellently quirky evening in a splendid setting, and Giles Abbott was mesmerising - telling ancient tales with a spiky modern twist - Faust being given a mirror and told to swipe to the right or left depending on whether he wanted 'companionship' or not. Also splendid exodus from Brompton Cemetery after it had closed with wind up music system's suitably macabre tunes. A shame it was sunny, could have been even better with thunder and lightning! Visited Brompton Cemetery Chapel on 2016-06-05
by on June 15th, 2016

I can tell you one thing: Giles Abbott can hold an audience! His stories are filled with mythology, romance, action and suspense, not to mention the springboard of audience participation in the right places. Visited Brompton Cemetery Chapel on 2016-06-05
by on June 7th, 2016

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