4 dates in August, Live shows for the whole family in a beautiful woodland theatre near Dartington,Totnes.

Sun 8th August

Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th August


Come and spend the afternoon and/or evening in the woods, in the amazing outdoor venue that is ‘The Glade’ in Dartington near Totnes: a 2 min walk from Dartington church leads you into the beautiful Northwoods where you’ll come across a fully equipped performance venue with benches and stage, overhanging parachutes to stay dry, campfire and bar area. All areas have roofs, so that the event can take place even if it rains. What's nicer than sitting by a fire with food and drinks, while listening to the concert of the rain falling on the leaves?


A full day program, 

2 kids shows in the afternoon. Come to one or both. (£5)

Main show at 7pm: a Story-Concert for grown-ups and families:

Everybody’s favourite Swing jazz band Skedaddle! is joined by Story-wizard Iwan Kushka for their rambunctious rendition of an epic Indian tale in which two boys meet one girl and lose their hearts (and heads) in the process. When they eventually find help, it is from none other than great Kali, the darkest of all Goddesses....

A mythic experience of rhapsodic scale, humour, and Eastern wisdom, interlaced with an up-beat jazzy musical score.

Followed by Swing jazz Party with Skedaddle! Boogie in the woods, sit by the roaring fire with friends while the bar stays open till late.

£10  for the show + Concert


BBQ, Ice cream and gorgeous salads by ‘The Kitchen Table’ conscious catering, plus a fully licensed bar stocked with wine and local beers.


Day Program:



4 to 4.30: Musical tales for kids: "When Peter met the Wolf in New Orleans"

5 to 5.30: Musical tales for kids: "The strange story of Kiffir"

Tickets are £5, free for under 4's.

BBQ + Bar are open all day



6 to 7pm: come for BBQ + Bar

7pm: ‘Kali Yuga Jive’ Story-Concert followed by Swing-jazz Party with Skedaddle live!

Tickets £10/ £5 for under 10's


Sun 8th August

Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th August

For booking + info including directions for the Glade: click 'Book here' button at the top of this page.

'A unique blend of spoken word with a full jazz band, a must see!' (BBC New Talent Stage)


                         'Juxtaposing the two contrasting worlds of a gruesome traditional story from

                          India and uplifting dance-inducing jazz music should not work.  But it did work! 

                         A lively, humour filled performance of a great story and wonderful music.

                         The audience  was ecstatic.'


                         (John Roberts. Artistic director of PuppetCraft.)