Prepare for some Italian seduction

Cat in AustriaThe compelling storytelling of Cat Weatherill has captivated audiences across the world.

Her fiery, energetic telling of emotionally charged stories means she is always in hot demand.

Great news then that, thanks to Live and Local, two lucky Derbyshire audiences will be able to see her in the next few weeks.

The performer, who has been described as strong and sexy, playful and passionate, is bringing The Hungry Heart – seductive stories from Italy – to Great Longstone Village Hall On March 21 and Spring Bank Arts in New Mills on April 12.

Cat was born and raised in Liverpool (she could hear the roar of the Anfield crowd) and studied drama at the University of Hull.

She headed for London full of dreams about being an actress but found that in the real world dreams weren’t enough and going to auditions and waiting   for the phone to ring wasn’t for her.

She wanted to be in control of her life and returned north and eventually discovered storytelling. She is now based in the Midlands and is also an author.

Derbyshire’s own storyteller Sophie Snell says it was seeing Cat perform at the county’s Literature Festival that inspired her to take up the craft.

Like Sophie those that see Cat are blown away by her bold, lyrical and physically expressive stories.

She is shamelessly seductive and can make people sigh with delight or gasp in wonder. Her ghost stories will raise the hairs on your neck but she will also be able to bewitch you and raise the temperature with her sexy stories.

Her tantalising folk tales from Italy are billed as being as full-bodied as the country’s wine – so if you get a chance to go and see her don’t miss it.

Both the Derbyshire shows start at 7.30pm. For tickets for Great Longstone you need to telephone 01629 640943 and for New Mills it is 01663 308202.