Abbie Palache

You may know Odin, Loki and hammer-wielding Thor. Even in the 21st Century, these ancient Gods continue to appear in film and fiction.

But what of the Norse Goddesses? What of the mothers, the lovers, the sisters: the women warriors who lived alongside and frequently at odds with their men.

Told by storyteller Abbie Palache, these are stories of the Women of Asgard, who lived, loved and lost in the land of fire and ice.

 "Magical and masterful storytelling"

Sue Charman, Wood Sisters

Everything Under the Sun Storytelling Festival (Sussex, 2013)

Winter Storytelling Festival (Devon, 2014)

Heads and Tales Storytelling Café (Dorset, 2014)

Brighton Festival Fringe (Sussex, 2014)

Treadwells Bookshop, London (London, 2014)

Wood Sisters Storytelling (Devon, 2015)

Tales from the Fold (Essex, 2015)


Details:

Recommended 14+

Run time - 60 or 80 minute formats (not including interval)

 

Reviews:

The Women of Asgard, Abbie Palache's telling of the Norse Goddess myths, was the opening set of stories I heard at the excellent Everything Under the Sun festival at Emerson College. It was a beautifully nuanced telling of a set of stories rarely heard together. Abbie's style is very relaxed and open and she has a lovely singing voice. 

With nimble skill she threaded her way through the nine worlds conjuring up well-know characters with fresh immediacy, inhabiting their emotions and commenting on them.

She is at home with broad comedy and deep feeling and everything in-between. I left with a whole new landscape full of people in my head (even though I knew most of the stories).

It was a magical and masterful piece of storytelling, delivered with a light touch, but absolutely compelling.

Sue Charman - Director of the West Country Storytelling Festival 2010-2012


"These are not Ladies!” A wonderfully researched and told performance, Abbie beautifully blends myth, opinion and imagination to bring us the lost and hidden tales of the Women of Asgard.

Beckie Leach, Artist