12|10 - 14|10 Tellers, Tales and Tradition (Tobias and the Snow Tear)

Shonaleigh Cumbers | 3 evenings 19.00-22.00 hrs| €.49,00 | POSTPONED
October 12th till 14th, 2021




Online event, English

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Shonaleigh is one of Europe’s leading storytellers. Having learned the Drut’syla tradition from the age of four, she carries thousands of oral stories from the Jewish tradition and shares their magic, mystery and wisdom with audiences around the world. She is a living tradition holder. “You hear people talking about the storytelling revival, but in Jewish culture it never died. I lived and breathed the tales during my childhood, unaware that this was anything unusual.”


"From the darkness came the Firewolf, a creature formed from the soul of one who has sinned so utterly against humanity that they are doomed to walk the world in this form. Tobias steeled himself to face this foe, but the Firewolf did not destroy him; rather the Firewolf sacrificed itself for another. As it died, a snow tear fell from its eye and as Tobias lifted it he saw, within its glowing depths, the echoes of all the wrongs that soul had wrought upon the world. The only way the soul would be redeemed is if each of those it had wronged were to forgive what it had done. Tobias owed the Firewolf a debt; he took the tear and walked into the world.

This is the story of Tobias – a goatherd, husband and father – as he seeks to right the wrongs that brought the Firewolf into the world. Join Shonaleigh to hear the incredible story of his journey for redemption and the nature of forgiveness."


Tellers, Tales and Tradition is a magnificent chance to get to know this oral tradition that flourished during a vast amount of years in the ‘Low Countries’. Production House The Storyboat offers the complete cycles of the Drut’syla tradition to audiences in and around The Netherlands in three day sessions every spring and fall in the city of Zwolle. MORE INFO ABOUT THE TRADITION 



If you cannot attend the three day event, there is an opportunity to experience the tradition by coming to the public event on the second day. 

Public Event Tobias and the Snow Tear, 13th of april, 21.00 till 22.00 hrs

Price:  €.7,00

Tickets and information public event