Reviews

Wolf Tales @ The Poetic of Leadership Conference, University of Cumbria, September 2018

Georgia’s storytelling enthralled the whole conference theatre; we were rapt up in the tale as it transformed a dry academic space into a richly woven story centuries old. Teasing out themes of gender, power and environment, the story was profound, without for a moment preaching.  Emily Oliverhttp://positivenegatives.org

This captivating performance is rooted in place and person, or more individually, a woman, for this is a tale with a strong female presence, where man as predator causes loss.  The place – Cumbria, specifically the southern coast of Cumbria, where it is said the last wolf in England was killed in 1390.  The woman – Georgia Wingfield-Hayes, who holds the audience with her combination of storytelling and acting, enabling both an imagined contemporary and present-day sense of loss to be explored. This beautiful performance prompts reflection on the impact of today’s risks of species and habitat loss.  Julie Hutchison, Charities Specialist, Standard Life

Georgia’s storytelling draws you in a surprisingly deep way. We see her, a contemporary storyteller struggling with similar social and philosophical challenges as the character of the shepherdess from the early 1300’s. Moreover the contrasts between present day storyteller and centuries old character are drawn so vividly you begin to feel that they are connected across time in some way. This story is very relevant and important to our times. Vivian Griffiths, Bio-dynamics educator