FairyFales are an award-winning group of comedians, historians, and storytellers who usually tailor their stories for an adult audience, but for the markets will be focusing on a family-friendly approach with appearances at the Inglewood Town Square in front of the library on Beaufort Street on October 25 November 29, January 3, February 28, March 28 and April 25.
Three different storytellers will be featured between 6.30pm and 8.30pm bringing different styles to each performance providing their own take on the ages-old storytelling tradition that organiser Leigh Fitzpatrick says will have audiences laughing, crying and learning.
It might involve a family coming into the town square to find a performer sitting on the edge of the stage, poetically sharing a traditional fairytale in a soothing voice that transports the listener to times long passed.
From a bombastic comedian to a traditional fairytale.
Another performance might include a bombastic comedian bouncing around the space delivering an irreverent retelling of a Greek myth that casts a new light with a modern telling of an ancient story.
Leigh says visitors to the markets won't be entirely certain of what to expect but says they can be sure it will entertain, enchant, and transport audiences.
Adults and children alike, love to hear a story, whether that's asking a school friend what they did on the weekend, making up spooky stories at a sleepover, or listening to celebrities share their lives on the internet.
The FairyFales storytellers put a modern spin on old fables.
Leigh says stories are a core part of how children pass time. The difference between a teacher slowly reading from a book to show how language structures work and a streamer chatting about their pet is not that kids just don't enjoy stories anymore, it's that only one engages with children on a social level.
The Monday night stories will feature a twist in that the stories are being brought to life by modern tellers for modern audiences.
Leigh says the group makes sure their retellings are accurate and respectful, but they are also more than a little irreverent.
The stories are told in a way they would be to friends at a party, rather than the way you'd read them in a history book.
The audience won't quite know what to expect with FairyFales.
The group isn't afraid to point out when the cultural values and contexts of the modern-day make the myths seem funny or silly or to discuss themes in the stories that weren't a big deal in the past but which speak to us today.
While the FairyFales group loves its more grown-up content, the Monday Night Markets are an opportunity for them to embody the sort of all-ages traditional storytelling that first got people into mythology as children and is something the group doesn't get to do anywhere near as often as they'd like.
Why? Combine the chance to pick up a Monday night meal from one of around 40 food vendors and at the same time enjoy some family entertainment with a group of modern storytellers putting a new twist on old tales.
When:Monday, October 25, November 29, January 3, February 28, March 28 and April 25, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.