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River and Ash are as happy as can be, out in nature, lost in their music until the ground opens up and swallows Ash whole, dragging them into the Underworld! Can the bonds of their friendship and the mystical magic of music help bring Ash home?

Join River and Ash on this perilous adventure to a land from which there is no return. Can they outrun the demon hoards and find their way back home to their cosy cottage in time for tea?

River and Ash is a delightful retelling of the Orpheus in the Underworld myth, reimagined in puppetry.

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Story, Music and Lyrics by John K Miles
Visual Design and Direction by Ellie Mills
Puppetry Performed by Ruth Calkin
Filmed and Edited by Chris Eyre
With thanks to Ruby Saide, Jess Shead and Adam Lovelock
Narration, Flutes, Saxophone and Keyboards by John K Miles
Electric Bass and Double Bass by Dave Manington
Drums and Percussion by Winston Clifford
Recording Engineer Nick Taylor
Recorded at Porcupine Studios, London.
Music and Story © John K Miles MCPS/PRS 2021

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