You’ll find riddles in the Bible and riddles in The Hobbit and riddles in every place on earth – they remind us just how mysterious the world can be. Over the years leading NZ poet Bill Manhire has translated Old English riddles, and for this show he has composed a number of new riddles, which are presented as songs.
The settings range from meditative ballad to joyful stomp, with Hannah Griffin’s sublime voice woven in counterpoint with Martin Riseley’s violin and composer Norman Meehan at the piano.
Tell Me My Name is a staged performance directed by Sara Brodie. You’re each given the choice at the start either to read the answers or wait and guess for yourself.
A Premiere performance.