In a remote castle a Makhshef – a demon, a sorcerer and bringer of chaos – lived alone. Once he had a woman imprisoned and a city to torment. Then he was tricked. The woman had taken the silver threads of the moon and sewed images into a blue cloth, taking everything embroidered to a place of safety, including herself. In a rage, the Makhshef took up the cloth, but he saw, stitched in to it, his own half-finished likeness; if he destroyed the cloth he would destroy himself.
This is the story of a demon in search of a soul and the only woman who could finish stitching his image into the Cloth of Hope and Sorrow.
Shonaleigh is a renowned international storyteller – possibly the last drut’syla on the planet and carries thousands of oral stories from that Jewish Tradition. She unravels a fascinating lattice of interlocking tales with unexpected twists and compelling characters. She makes another welcome return to Lichfield.
Tickets £6 on the door