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Toby or Not to be
Toby or Not to be

Sat, 10 Sept



Toby or Not to be

‘Toby or Not to be – stories of death and dying’ is a performance of traditional wisdom tales and music threaded through a series of conversations with a child about death and dying. It explores how ‘we’ think about death, or more to the point, often don’t want to think about death.

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Time & Location

10 Sept 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Denmark, 2 Strickland St, Denmark WA 6333, Australia

About the event

Toby or Not to be – stories of death and dying’

“In each life there are two lives, and the second one begins when we realize we only have one.” Confucius

A donkey’s fart, a spider’s web…a tortoise’s grand idea – who can guess the guise of death.

Toby or not to be – Stories of Death and Dying is a collaboration between storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster. A weave of song, music, contemplation and conversations with traditional stories that consider our relationship with death and life.

Winner of the ‘Beyond Words’ Dunedin City of Literature 2022 Fringe award.

Audience feed back

“ Rarely have I seen a performance more seamlessly and intimately presented.” Anne Somerville

“ A subject told in a beautiful deep, warm and at times humorous way.” Lynda Pudney

Length : 1 hour 20 minutes

Suitable for an adult audience and children 10 years plus accompanied by family.


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