Sea stories abound in rollicking theatre show

Tales of the Olde Sea, a live music theatre show, is a rollicking sea journey into the past incorporating tales of olden-day seafaring peoples along with music, storytelling and poetry.

Listen to traditional sea shanties, hear legends and poetry from ancient seafaring cultures and discover the great navigators and mysterious creatures of the deep.

Tales of the Olde Sea is a mixture of comedy, mystery, adventure and fun set to music, poetry, text and song and narrated with a lot of humorous sailor talk that underpins many of our modern-day English and Irish expressions.

It's a mixture of comedy, mystery, adventure and fun.

Extracts from Homer's Odyssey describes the inexplicable sea along with dreamlike creation text from the dead sea scrolls. The show also describes the Pacific Islander people, who utilised the incredible star navigation technique to cross thousands of miles of oceans.

Written and directed by Aanya Mary, it is performed by a live ensemble featuring Martyn Cook (Celtic harp and Irish whistle), Kate Woolfe (vocals and text) and John Duffy (Irish musician and storyteller). Supper is included, drawing on recipes of the old seafarers.

Tales of the Olde Sea is at Katoomba Community Hall, 81-83 Katoomba St on Saturday, September 22 at 7pm and Sunday, September 23 at 3pm. Then at Lawson Mechanics Institute on Saturday, September 29 at 7pm and Sunday, September 30 at 3pm. Bookings email: or phone 0434 402 172.