The Story Machine

Eleven stories scattered across the battered remains of an old factory are yours to explore in this creative and surprising event from the Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Some are told with the aid of dancing, music, or a little spontaneous drama (with mild audience participation) – others are simply read aloud, or heard through headphones.

With just the opening and closing pieces shared by the whole audience, the meat of The Story Machine at the Show Factory Social Club is open to the individual to concoct, picking one of 18 journeys through the pieces.

From the initial segment’s totalitarian theme to Thomas Morris’ Welsh night out and Carys Davies’ tale of old horrors in the New World, many cultures and themes are explored.

It’s a great mental workout, and also a slightly physical one: with two and a half hours of standing, you might want to bring a camping chair.