Katy Cawkwell, Storyteller                    Exeter, UK


Tristan and Iseult

One of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany.  Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land.


Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, mingling story with snatches of Gaelic song and touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale.


60 mins + interval + 50 mins.  Suitable for 13+


Tristan Iseult Tintagel Cornish Breton Irish storytelling



“A tour de force… the action was fast paced and the storytelling fluent, lively and gripping” Fiona Collins, Llangollen Storyclub organiser who hosted the first performance in February 2018 with support from Literature Wales


“Thank you for your mesmeric storytelling yesterday evening.  A wonderful story, beautifully told.  Many appreciative comments from those in the audience, some of whom have never been before” Christine Bell, Story Café at Bridport Arts Centre March 2018


“A lovely way with words—they fall from her tongue like the pouring of honey!” Bridport audience member