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Four Tellers Telling It All

September 7 – 9 → The Four Tellers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After three years of playing to packed houses in theatres across the Island The Four Tellers return to Victoria  with their latest storytelling show called
The Last Laugh.

As in previous years the show is comprised, for the most part, of four friends and master-storytellers, Denny King, Gary Evans, Alan Buchanan and David Weale, sitting around a table swapping stories of the Island that invariably have the audience roaring with laughter, or sometimes, brushing aside a tear.

Also, woven into the storytelling are the sparkling musical  arrangements of Rachael Beck and Bennett Buell.

The unique charm of the Tellers is the spontaneous, unscripted quality of the show which allows the audience to feel they are right there, in the kitchen, as the stories roll out, one drawing the next, like tissues out of a box.

As one reviewer, Gordon Cobb, wrote: “Between the hoots and the hollers and the almost tears, there is the feeling in the theatre of being fully human. And fully alive. Catch it while you can.”

Catch the Tellers at the Victoria Playhouse.

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4 Tellers Telling Tales

Erskine Smith was the founding Artistic director of the Victoria Playhouse. His fifty year career included performing and directing for stage, TV and film, national radio appearances and his much loved storytelling sessions.

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Even though Erskine never heard of the group The Four Tellers, the Four Tellers have all heard of him, and of his passion and gift for storytelling. Two of them, Alan Buchanan and David Weale, performed with him on many occasions and counted him as a friend.

In this tribute show The Four Tellers will be recalling with affection, and repeating, what they remember of Erskine’s stories, and supplementing them with their own.

The Four Tellers are of four generations – David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Denny King – and they have been performing to sold-out crowds at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown for three summers.

Their shows recreate the Island tradition of individuals sitting around a kitchen table telling stories, with one drawing the next, like tissues out of a box. You thought that had disappeared? Not quite. It is alive and well in this unique show.

The Four Tellers are alternatively poignant, and hilarious, and will entertain you in a way you’ve never been entertained before.

The Four Tellers: Tribute to Erskine is at the Victoria Playhouse September 8 – 10th.

Photo by: AnnWinslow