Buckets of Blood - Fairy tales not for kids
Stories Alive - Leeds, United Kingdom
V.5 - Planetarium 
The Brothers Grimm are the most famous collectors of fairy tales, but back in the 19th century, stories for children were a lot scarier, blood thirsty and disturbing. Join British storyteller Eden Ballantyne as he retells a collection of some of the darker tales from the Grimms. While letting you know of the bits popular fairy tales have censored for kids.  
What was Red Riding Hood really running from? and why Cinderella’s glass slipper was full of blood when she got it back? This certainly isn’t a Disney fairy story. 

Show Info:
60 Minutes


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Mild language

Sat July 16 8:15 PM
Sun July 17 4:30 PM
Tue July 19 11:15 AM*
*(2 for $12)
Wed July 20 3:00 PM
Thu July 21 6:15 PM
Fri July 22 9:45 PM
Sun July 24 12:45 PM

Buckets of Blood – Fairy tales not for kids

Stories Alive—Planetarium

The self-described story teller and story collector Eden Ballantyne delves into some of the more gruesome stories included in the early compendium of Fairy Tales for children by the Brothers Grimm. He expertly acts out 3 such stories, with interludes discussing the gorier bits that have been removed from other more well known tales.

His rapport with the audience and story telling ability make this a fun show. Don’t worry there are no actual buckets of blood.

Note: The Fringe’s printed program guide incorrectly lists his show as “Namaste-Confessions of a Yoga Instructor”.

Murray Hunter

Stories Alive

Buckets of Blood – Fairy tales not for kids—Planetarium

Join British storyteller Eden, as he retells some of the darker tales from the Brothers Grimm, from when fairy stories containing mutilation & kidnapping were all seen as perfectly acceptable for a kid’s bedtime tale. Things have changed, but it doesn’t mean these stories should not be told. Between a selection of the truly grim tales, find out the bits popular fairy stories have censored.

“He’s a delight to watch on stage even when weaving tales of cannibalism…” Intermission Magazine