The Devil’s Violin

Epic narratives brought to life by master storyteller Daniel Morden, with sublime stringed accompaniment from musicians Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. Using live music and spoken word The Devil’s Violin return us to that essence.

The Devil’s Violin was formed in 2006 by master storyteller Daniel Morden (the 2017 recipient of the Hay Festival Medal for contributions to storytelling), composer / cellist Sarah Moody (credits with Kneehigh and Travelling Light theatre companies), and co-composer / violinist Oliver Wilson-Dickson (also performs with the bands ALAW, Mabon).

The companies’ previous work includes Stolen (2017-19), The Forbidden Door (2014–16), A Love Like Salt (2012–13), Singing Bones (2009–11), and the tale of The Devil’s Violin (2006–09).

The Devil’s Violin has performed across the UK in venues such as the Bristol Old Vic, the Barbican Centre, the Sage Gateshead, Theatr Clwyd and the Hay Festival.

 The company has been described as:

“An endlessly refined mixture of grief, anger, joy, love and obsession.” (Oxford Theatre Review)

“One of the most singularly captivating and compelling live acts you could ever wish to be trapped in a dark room with.” (Crack Magazine)

“An enchantment, a work… which recognizes with the power of voice and the power of music, that there is magic everywhere.” (TLS)