A mix of family mythmaking and atmospheric folk music is heading for Ellesmere Port.

The new show, coming to the town for one night only next month, will visit Action Transport’s Whitby Hall Studio on Thursday May 5.

Rove, written and performed by yarn spinning spoken word and performance artist J Fergus Evans, is said to be a compelling exploration of family myth making and personal legacy, beautifully told by the author using poetry with atmospheric live folk music from artist and violinist Rhiannon Armstrong.

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Poetry is used to respin a yarn told many times over, untangling old family stories and making peace with truths that lie buried in years past.

Rove is described as being for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote or wished they knew more about where they came from.

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, which is promoting the show, says the artist is a poet and performer who weaves poetry, theatre and installation into works rich in real experience and half-imagined fantasies.

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Previous pieces have included a forest created from over 1,000 donated sympathy cards and an hour-long solo show designed to take place in broom cupboards and boiler rooms.

Rhiannon Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist making work in theatre, gallery and public settings.

Her performance and archive project The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid has been shown throughout the UK and internationally.

Describing the show, J Fergus Evans said: “I think lots of people will relate to the themes of the show, the myth making that happens within families and the urgency to tell a story that comes from a really deep fear of being forgotten.”

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Tickets for the performance, suitable for ages 12 and above and which lasts 60 minutes, can be booked by calling the Action Transport box office on 0151 357 2120.

Starting at 7.30pm on May 5 it forms part of the spring season of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts taking professional arts events to a wide range of venues across the county.