A brand new production, still in Development, The Once and Future King will make its debut in September 2019 at the Manx Literary Festival.

Merlin is old… really old. He’s lived twenty lifetimes and each one has made him more dismal and depressed than the last. Now a washed-up pub-singer with a serious drinking problem and an even more serious inability to die, his only comfort is to look back at times gone by. Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Camelot; the ghosts of his past are always with him. If you buy him a drink he’ll tell you all about them. He’ll probably tell you about them even if you don’t.

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The Arthurian legends are woven into the very fabric of Celtic Britain, and have inspired and delighted audiences from all over the world for hundreds of years. Parable Arts are proud to present our own inventive and irreverent take on these timeless tales in The Once and Future King. Blending live music with skilful storytelling, this heartfelt and hilarious production re-imagines King Arthur and the court of Camelot with a sincerely sardonic spin.


Running time: 1 Hour - Audience-suitability: 10+ - Advisory/Explicit: mild cursing/sexual references