Blodeuwedd Untold

Unearth the unwritten Blodeuwedd, the Frankenstein of flowers.

Captured in the pages of a medieval book, the ancient myth of Blodeuwedd describes a woman made out of flowers who was turned into an owl as punishment for adultery. But who was this woman before being confined to the page?

Jo Blake, international contemporary storyteller, irradiates this figure of Celtic myth through word, movement and ritual. The myth is unravelled in this radical reclamation of the untold; intertwined with personal experience and striking observations of the role of myth in our unmythic modern lives.

(Blodeuwedd: blod-ae-wuth).

BLODEUWEDD UNTOLD was created and performed in association with The Pleasance, Royal & Derngate and University of Chichester. It has had many incarnations, and originally emerged out of my PhD research (see Academia and Education). It has been performed across the UK and ran for 25 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 at The Pleasance Courtyard. It was also performed at Theater Slava in Stockholm.

“Blake is a phenomenal storyteller”, A Younger Theatre

“A tour de force of beauty and Welsh Mythology”, The Wee Review

“Mesmerising”, Broadway World UK

“An intimate and rich experience, Blodeuwedd Untold has the potential to transport you to another world”, Theatre Weekly

‘…a standout performance… an unravelling of a very creative and intelligent mind’, Audience response to BLODEUWEDD UNTOLD


The Pleasance and Royal & Derngate



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