Telling Tales at the Town & Gown: Sarah Rundle with Naughty Japanese Badgers

Telling Tales at the Town & Gown: Sarah Rundle with Naughty Japanese Badgers


10 March 2024    
19:00 – 21:30


Town & Gown
8 Market Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3PF

Event Type

Sunday March 10th

Unlucky Mothers and Naughty Japanese Badgers

with Sarah Rundle

It’s Mother’s Day! Had enough flowers and chocolate?  This is the perfect antidote. Naughty Japanese Badgers have an insatiable appetite for fried noodles and saké, and they love to play tricks on darling grey-haired mothers and unwary travellers.  Stay safe from their rascally ruses inside a cosy tavern, listening to Kamishibai picture-stories with subversive storyteller Sarah Rundle.

Sarah Rundle got locked in a laboratory but tunnelled her way to freedom. She ran away to drama school, and for the last sixteen years has been a full-time storyteller, and actor.  She has devised works for the British Council, Wellcome Foundation, Geffrye Museum, Kew Gardens, and the National Trust, and performed at Stockholm’s Fabula Story Café, the Nivesh Festival in Delhi, Kolkata Literature Festival, Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, Festival at the Edge, and Beyond The Border.

Her work has been described by the Crick Crack Club’s Ben Haggarty as “truly magical…. It sparkles with a particularly glorious English humour.”

Tickets £11 from the Town and Gown Pub and Theatre. Doors open 7.00 for a 7.30 start Come early for a pre-theatre supper.


Telling Tales at the Town and Gown        

Second Sundays at 7.00 for 7.30

A new series of spoken word evenings in the Theatre at the top of the Town and Gown.

Let yourself be transported to new worlds, with stories told eye to eye, heart to heart, by top performers channelling the oral tradition for today.