Debs Newbold

Twice voted one of the top five acts at the Towersey Festival (the only Spoken Word Artist in its fifty-year history ever to achieve this), Storyteller for Shakespeare's Globe, Associate Artist at the English Folk Dance & Song Society, double nominee at the inaugural British Awards for Storytelling Excellence, Debs is a force of nature, a teller not to be missed.

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Debs Newbold presents King Lear Retold

Touring 2017-18

“Terrific...brilliantly igniting our imaginations”
- Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education, Shakespeare's Globe.

“One unfeasibly talented woman”
- Views from the Gods.

Tell me my daughters...which of you shall we say doth love us most?
Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting. In this explosive retelling of the legend of Lear, King of the Britons, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare's language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and send you hurtling into its bloody centre.

Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival, toured internationally and performed to acclaim at Shakespeare's Globe, this is a storytelling event you cannot miss.

“Just the most amazing offering of Shakespeare I've seen in some while; fresh, playful...real”
- Spread the Word
“An utterly fantastic adaptation and a wonderful, disciplined, skilled and effortless performance”
- Xanthe Gresham, Storyteller

Debs Newbold's work brings together the poetic and the irreverent, the ancient and the defiantly modern. Debs is one of the UK's most acclaimed Performance Storytellers, regularly playing venues such as the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Shakespeare's Globe, as well as touring internationally.

Twice voted one of the top five acts at the Towersey Festival (the only Spoken Word Artist in its fifty-year history ever to achieve this), Storyteller for Shakespeare's Globe, Associate Artist at the English Folk Dance & Song Society, double nominee at the inaugural British Awards for Storytelling Excellence, Debs is a force of nature, a teller not to be missed.

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Debs Newbold presents Lost in Blue

Touring from 2017-18
Debs Newbold is planning to tour her brand new show, Lost in Blue, during Spring & Autumn 2016. As the tour is dependent on a successful Grants for Arts Funding application, we are currently looking for venues who are interested in the show, and who are able to pencil a date and/or provide a letter or email expressing their interest. If you’re interested in dates outside the above tour dates, just let me know and I’ll check availability.

Please find below and attached information on Lost in Blue:

When she was three years old, Annie's life was skewed off-course. On her 18th birthday, it threatens to happen again.

What is it like to be in a coma? To love someone in a coma? What would Van Gogh say about it if you hung out with him in his room at Arles? And what does a pigeon called Muhammad Ali eat for breakfast?

Lost in Blue is a funny, uplifting, poignant and at times wonderfully bizarre one-woman show. This is Verbal Cinema; Debs Newbold's powerful storytelling fuelled by innovative sound technology.

I thought it was amazing. You’re an extraordinary storyteller...I was immersed in it straight away.
Rachel Nelken, Senior Producer, Roundhouse London

What a brilliant performance and massively accomplished piece of writing. I haven’t seen a piece for such a long time, that works on so many levels and has the potential to work through other media. Sarah Sanders, Arts Council England

Debs took storytelling into another dimension this evening with "Lost In Blue". All life (and near death) is there and there are sounds that I will not now be able to hear without either welling up or the hairs on the back of my neck standing up on end. Lawrence Heath, Music Institute, Guildford

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