TWISTED TALES: Gav Cross is coming to Teesdale
TWISTED TALES: Gav Cross is coming to Teesdale

STORIES and rhymes that we all know from our childhood are being vividly brought back to life and retold in an unconventional stand-up storytelling show for families at Cotherstone Village Hall.

Storyteller, comedy performer and professional show-off Gav Cross will reveal the terrible, the silly and the downright incredible truths hidden in plain sight in his show, Twisted Tales for Terrible Children, at 6.30pm on Thursday, October 7.

The performance, which is part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, sees Mr Cross scratch the surface of old fables and rhymes to reveal their dark, nasty and dubious intention with hilarious and magical results.”

Billed as a jam-packed show full of nonsense and nastiness, morbid sing-a-longs and lots of audience participation for those that want to join in, Twisted Tales for Terrible Children is for grown ups and children that enjoy their history horrible or nonsense nastier.

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme works with grassroots volunteers from over 65 village halls and community venues across the North of England to bring vibrant, entertaining and thought-provoking performances and live events to the heart of rural communities.

Kate Lynch, director at Highlights, said: “We know that it may have been quite some time since families, particularly those living in rural areas, have been able to enjoy attending an arts performance together.

“Twisted Tales for Terrible Children is a fantastic opportunity for families to share a hugely entertaining and innovative show on their doorstep.

“Gav Cross is a brilliant performer with a rare ability to engage children and adults alike in his anarchic fun. Audiences are in for a real treat.”

Tickets for families (any combination of four) cost £22, children £5, and adults £8. There is also a two for one offer for 16 to 35-year-olds. Visit