Devilishly good show at Imperial Rooms

A Love Like Salt
A Love Like Salt

The Devil’s Violin Company will be presenting the Live & Local show A Love Like Salt, at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock on Saturday, November 16.

One of the UK’s most compelling and applauded storytellers lures the audience onto a rollercoaster ride in this hypnotic fusion of music and spoken word.

He is aided by a skilled and inventive strings and accordion trio, whose music seamlessly interweaves between the tales to create the perfect atmosphere for the evening’s entertainment.

The Devil’s Violin Company unlocks three forgotten folk tales that inspired some of English literature’s greatest works: Shakespeare’s King Lear and Chaucer’s Franklin’s Tale and Wife of Bath’s Tale, and takes them on a new voyage of discovery.

Love is put to the test as the audience is transported back to King Arthur’s Camelot, the Breton shores and the ancient Britain of King Lear. Meet a knight on a year-long quest to discover what women really want and enter a world where Cinderalla meets Shakespeare’s Cordelia.

A theatrical experience that will have you on the edge of your seat, A Love Like Salt is a rich tapestry, peppered with magic and morals, villains and lovers, desire and disguise and a man hell-bent on selling his soul to win a woman.

Daniel Morden is widely recognised as one of the UK’s greatest storytellers. He has been storyteller-in-residence at the National Theatre and Barbican Centre in London and won numerous awards.

If you’re apprehensive about whether or not storytelling is for you, don’t be - this is as good as it gets!

The performance gets under way at 7.30pm and tickets are £8 (full price)/£6 (18 and under). There is a licensed bar from 7pm.

Tickets are available from 07447 718366; Spark, Firs Parade; Peli Deli, Crown Square and Designate at the Gate, Smedley Street Matlock. Advance booking is recommended. More information on the show can be found at