The Wounded King

News Desk
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Posted: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:29pm

What does it feel like to live under siege?

How do we find hope, when the land around us is dying?

Where do we find the heart to live, to endure, these difficult times?

Arthurian tales are part of our nation’s mythos. Like all good stories, they ask us questions…and, if we know where to look, can maybe provide answers. They are rich and timeless, and as relevant now as ever they were. Three tellers bring together fragments of these stories, woven together with song, hope and humanity.

Katy Cawkwell, Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy are performance storytellers living in the South West, with roots that stretch across the islands of Britain. They have told tales in pubs and clubs, at international festivals and wild firesides, inside burial chambers and on Dartmoor tors. This is their first collaboration.

A special 75 min version of the show for the Exeter Fringe Festival.

Tickets £12 / £10.50 available here: 


You can also see a full length performance at St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple.

Tickets £8 available here:


Praise for The Wounded King

“Such a generous offering – to bring us these ancient tales with so much compassion for our current state.”

“A deeply healing evening in the midst of all the grief, destruction, subterfuge and courage of our times.”

“It was a wonderful show – weaving in all the best stories, Malory, well-chosen snippets from Tennyson… loved it.”

“A very special evening.”

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Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Event Date

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:30pm